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Uhuru Worried as Raila Warms to Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta is for the second time in two weeks expected to hold secret talks with ODM leader Raila Odinga following reports that the former Prime Minster is plotting to ditch him in favour of Deputy President William Ruto.

A secret night meeting between Ruto and Raila’s key ally, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, has stirred the political scene, with details emerging that the DP proposed an alliance with the Orange outfit.

This leaves the President in a difficult place, as Ruto and Raila command huge followings among Kenyans and could gang up to scuttle the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Jubilee Vice-Chairman David Murathe said he was aware that the Head of State and the ODM boss could meet anytime.

Interviews For Chief Justice Start on Monday

The candidates shortlisted for the Chief Justice position will from tomorrow start appearing before the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for interviews.

High Court Judge Said Juma will be the first to be grilled by the panel.

The interviews will take 10 days upon which members of JSC will nominate the most suitable candidate within seven days and then forward his/her name to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Samia Suluhu Agrees to Revive Kenya-Tanzania Relations

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has committed herself to rescue the deteriorating diplomatic relations between her country and Kenya.

A team with representatives from both sides has been constituted to come up with recommendations to help improve formal interlinkage.

Also, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent an invitation to President Hassan to visit Kenya.

Murder Mystery of KBC Journalist

Detectives investigating the murder of KBC journalist Betty Barasa are now convinced that she was the target of an elimination.

According to the investigators, the hitmen who shot her dead on Wednesday night are professional assassins and did not leave any evidence that could lead to their arrest.

The journalist’s friends and colleagues revealed that she was affiliated with several companies that do multimillion-shilling businesses with the government and always had a lot of money to spend on herself and others.

It is, however, not clear whether her murder has anything to do with businesses.

Crucial Drug in Treatment of Covid-19 Goes Out of Market

The country’s healthcare system is staring at another crisis in the fight against the third wave of Covid-19, as one of the drugs used in the treatment of the respiratory illness has run out.

Tocilizunab is administered through injection to critically ill Covid-19 patients to increase their chances of survival.

This is a major blow as the third wave has seen more people hospitalised and in need of critical and emergency services.

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Ayimba to be Transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital

Former Kenya Sevens head coach Benjamin Ayimba is likely to be transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital from Avenue Hospital in Nairobi either today or tomorrow.

Family spokesperson Oscar Osir said the transfer to KNH was delicate, as he is critically ill.

Osir also thanked Kenyans for standing with the family by helping to offset the huge medical bill. President Uhuru Kenyatta contributed Ksh1 million for the treatment of Ayimba, who suffering from celebral malaria.

Gicheru’s Prosecution

The case against Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is facing multiple hurdles, as the prosecution has to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he manipulated witnesses in the suit that involved suspects linked to the 2007 Post-Election Violence (PEV).

Gicheru is accused of paying the witnesses to pull out of the case.

However, this is a claim that is difficult to prove as the lawyer allegedly made the payments in cash, deny ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda the transactional data that could incriminate Gicheru.

Transfers at KPA

Several seniors managers at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) have been transferred to new work stations.

Mombasa Port General Manager, Operations, William Ruto, has been transferred to Kisumu, but it was not clear which position he would occupy.

He will be replaced by Sudi Mwasinago who has been in-charge of the Nairobi Inland Container Depot.

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KPA managing director Rashid Salim said the transfers had been made to build capacity.

Alarm Over Unusual Deaths in Nakuru

Leaders at various levels in Nakuru have expressed concern over the rising suicides and homicides in Molo and Elburgon areas.

Within the last two months, at least eight people have committed suicide and others have killed their spouses.

Molo MP Kuria Kimani and Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said that infidelity in marriages, poor parenting, drug, and alcohol abuse among youth were some of the causes.

Man Accused of Killing Son Finally Arrested

A man who has been hiding for the last one year after he allegedly killed his 20-year-old son has finally been apprehended.

Nehemiah Asiero was arrested at the JKIA, Nairobi, as he prepared to board a Qatar-bound plane.

Detectives said the suspect has been hiding in Nakuru and Nairobi, adding that he would be arraigned next week.

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Robert Mwangi

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