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Top Newspaper Headline for October 5: Uhuru responds to Pandora Papers leaked report

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, October 5 widely reported on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s response after the Pandora Papers, a leaked report linked his family to 13 offshore companies.

The dailies also reported on the government’s decision to extend curfew by another 30 days.

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The Standard

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) recovers at least KSh 100 billion every year from tax evaders who pay less than what they are expected to pay.

National Treasury and Planning Chief Administrative Secretary Nelson Gaichuhie said KRA would focus on the tax evaders in order to grow.

Gaichihie further stated that the taxman had projected to collect KSh 3.7 billion from the adjustment of exercise duty and about KSh 20 billion from the minimum tax.

The Star

According to the daily, economist David Ndii and other Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) opponents have been given two weeks to file responses to the BBI appeal filed by the Attorney General.

In the matter mentioned before the Supreme Court, the court only mentioned two petitions had been filed,

As a result, the respondents were each granted 14 days to file and serve their responses.

Daily Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to the Pandora Papers leaked report that leaked his family to 13 offshore companies and properties.

In a statement, the Head of State said the report would lift the veil of secrecy and darkness for those who cannot explain their assets of wealth.

The leaked report alleges that Uhuru’s family is linked to 13 offshore companies holding more than KSh 3.3 billion.

Taifa Leo

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said despite low positivity rate, yhe country still below the World Health Organisation (WHO) threshold for flattening the curve.

Speaking recently, the CS said the government would use the next 30 days to vaccinate as many people as possible in order to reach the set target of 10 million people by December.

So far, over four million paid have been vaccinated.

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People Daily

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has asked the government to increase it’s funding ahead of the 2022 General Election

Chairman Wafula Chebukati said a number of operations have been affected by low budgetary allocation from the government through the National Treasury.

Chebukati mentioned that due to limited resources, the commission only managed to procure 4,350 registration kits to be used across the 1,460 wards in the country.

Each ward will have three kits.

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