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Newspaper headlines for April 19: Ruto’s Mt Kenya allies produce new demands

The country’s top newspaper reported that Ruto’s Mt Kenya region allies held meetings with the Uasin Gishu peers for a discussion on how the region would benefit if the DP becomes the President.

The dailies also wrote about the recent curfew enforcement exercise that happened on Saturday night, April 17 leaving motorists and passengers stranded for hours along the Thika superhighway road.

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People Daily

This publication reported on the meeting between Ruto’s Mt Kenya allies and their Uasin Gishu counterparts.

The main agenda of the meeting was for the Mt Kenya people to understand their position and how the region would benefit when the DP takes over the top seat next year.

The lawmakers want Ruto to exclusively highlight to them the plans he has for Mt Kenya region in terms of economy revival among others.

Those present in the meeting were; MPs Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu), Alice Wahome (Kandara), Rigathi Gachaua (Mathira), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) and senators Susan Kihika (Nakuru) and her Meru counterpart Mithika Linturi and others.

Daily Nation

The daily reported that the meeting between Ruto’s Mt Kenya and Uasin Gishu allies was convened at Mathari Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua’s Karen home.

According to Daily Nation, The legislatures met to converse about the Mt Kenya region’s position and economic revival if Ruto takes over Presidency.

The Mt Kenya leaders demanded that Ruto to pick his running mate from the region among other demands.

Our people have asked us to negotiate with Ruto as he is their preferred presidential candidate. Even the DP knows that we are meeting, and we will make these demands on behalf of our people,” Rigathi Gachagua, Mathira member of parliament.

The Standard

The daily reported that there are possibilities that teachers and other public servants are planning to strike after the National Treasury retained over KSh80 billion meant for their salary increment.

The civil servants have taken their demands to their respective labour unions who have reported decision to down their tools if the matter is not taken into consideration as soon as possible.

The National Treasury has not yet honored the agreements even after various Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) warranted the pay rises.

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Taifa Leo

The Swahili newspaper reported how commuters got stranded at the Thika Superhighway road on Saturday night, April 17 after police officers blocked the roads.

The officers mounted road blocks not only at the Thika road but also at the Lang’ata Road, Waiyaki Way and Ngong Road, among others.

The officers stated that they were only enforcing the 8pm to 4am curfew.

The officers removed the barricades hours after a public outcry.

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