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Newspaper Headlines for December 7: Uhuru actively involved in organising Raila’s declaration event

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, December 7 widely reported on ODM leader Raila Odinga’s 2022 campaigns ahead of his Azimio La Umoja launch.

The dailies also covered Mwingi’s River Enziu bus tragedy where at least 33 people died during the Saturday, December 4 incident.

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People Daily

According to the daily, the couple whose wedding was at the center of River Enziu bus tragedy was not informed about the tragedy until after the function.

Speaking to journalists, Mzee Mutua Mbuvi, 75 and his 70-year-old wife, Veronicah Mutua recalled how they decided to proceed with the wedding after the bus took too long to arrive at the wedding venue.

He added that they noticed some unease with the priest and the best man repeatedly interrupting the event to pick calls.

The couple lost 10 relatives in the accident including their two daughters and seven grand-children.

The Star

According to the newspaper, President Uhuru Kenyatta-led Jubilee Party is actively involved in organising ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio La Umoja event.

The daily noted that Uhuru has put Jubilee’s machinery at the disposal of the former Prime Minister ahead of his declaration meeting slated for Friday.

If he declares his presidency bid, it will be Raila’s fifth attempt to capture the top political office in the country.

Daily Nation

The newspaper reported that five coast-based politic parties have sidelined Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi as they plan to form a coalition ahead of 2022.

The five parties have written to the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu to reserve a name, United Progressive Front, with the alliance expected to be unveiled in January 2022.

Following the new development, leaders in the unity bid said that Kingi’s Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) would not be part of the coalition charged with championing the interests of the coast people.

Taifa Leo

National examinations slated for March and April next year will be tailor-made to factor in challenges students have faced due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha and his Interior counterpart Fred Matiang’i, the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will be administered with what they termed a ‘human face’.

The two assured learners that the government was sensitive to challenges and disruptions to the education calendar by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Standard

According to the newspaper, Deputy President William Ruto has asked the state to stop using the judicial system to intimidate his supporters and members of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Speaking in Nyeri, the second in command claimed the government was deliberately using the courts to harass those perceived to be UDA supporters.

DP Ruto challenged his opponents to come up with policies and manifesto to sell to Kenyans and allow the people to make choices instead of coercing them to support certain individuals.

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