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We have picked for you the Top 10 stories making the headlines this day, 21st November.
The Story of Six Missing Girls
The reported disappearance of six underage girls triggered a ruthless online campaign that saw the minors come out of their hideout yesterday, 20th November.
However, the 16-year-olds dismissed claims by their parents and other Kenyans that they had been recruited into a criminal network based in Komarock, Machakos County.
One of the six girls said they so much fun in the 11 days that they could not be traced. She claimed that their parents “are analog” and that’s why they did not understand them. DCI sleuths have detained for interrogation the minors, who were not unhappy with the media when asked where they had been.
DP Ruto, ODM Leader Out of The Country
Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga left the country on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, on different missions.
DP Ruto, who is in the United Arab Emirates, is said to be on business trip that coincided with his wife’s 52nd birthday.
On the other hand, Raila is in Congo discharging some of his duties as the African Union envoy on infrastructure.
A win for DP Ruto?
Deputy President William Ruto has reportedly reprimanded his troops for insulting his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta, or attacking the Jubilee Party.
According to sources, who spoke to the media, Dr Ruto is said to have held a meeting with his allies and advised them to tone down their politics.
The new developments came moments after the Deputy President held a three-hour closed door meeting with the President to discuss the contents of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
The high-level meeting culminated in the cancellation of an important BBI event, the launching of the collection of signatures for a referendum, which was to happen on Thursday, 19th November.
Kenya Power has raised the alarm over a growing trend of Kenyans shifting to solar power, a move that is already causing financial problems at the electricity utility company due to decreased revenues.
A majority of Kenyans, who have made the switch, complained of inflated power bills and regular disconnections as their reasons for the migration.
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) has warned that the country is heading in the wrong direction, citing divisive politics.
Commissioner Abdulaziz Farah said that some notorious tribal groupings had started to reemerge ahead of the 2022 General Election, a move that could trigger chaos.
CS Magoha’s Bodyguard in Trouble
The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has asked the authorities to take action against Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha’s bodyguard over an incident involving journalists in Kisumu County.
The bodyguard is accused of harassing and threatening scribes, who had gone to cover Magoha’s tour of the lakeside city.
Cash Crisis in Counties
The Council of Governors (CoG) has asked the National Treasury to release funds to the counties to avert a looming medics’ strike.
CoG chair Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said that the devolved units have not received their financial allocations for the last three months.
Uganda is Bleeding
Uganda’s Security Minister, Elly Tumwine, has defended police officers accused of shooting protesters dead.
As of Friday, at least 37 people had been killed in the capital, Kampala, and other major towns while holding demonstrations to condemn the arrest of politician-cum-singer Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi. He is one of the presidential candidates challenging long-serving leader Yoweri Museveni in this year’s poll.
Allow us to Bury Our Husband, Widows Plead
The widows of Matungu MP Justus Murunga have asked the court to allow them to bury their husband, arguing that funeral arrangements have been concluded.
The deceased’s ‘secret lover’, Agnes Wangui, obtained an injunction stopping the burial until her two children are recognised as the part of the MP’s heirs.
Agencies Derail Fight Against Corruption
The duel involving the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Directorate of Public Prosecution has derailed a corruption case touching on a number of individuals in Migori County
Almost two weeks after the ODPP approved the arrest and prosecution of more 10 senior officials at the county, DCI officers are yet to take any action.