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Top Newspaper Headline for September 29: DP Ruto slows down attacks on Uhuru, focuses on popularising bottom-up economic model

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, September 29 widely reported that ODM leader Raila Odinga could have a fighting chance in the Mt Kenya region in the upcoming General Election.

The dailies also reported that Deputy President Willliam Ruto has slowed his attack on his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta and instead focus on popularising his bottom-up economic model.

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The Standard

According to the publication, President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly tasked the Mt Kenya Foundation to task five politicians from the region seeking to succeed him as the kingpin.

The foundation’s vice-chair, Titus Ibui said the President asked has asked them to pick an individual who will protect the region’s interests ahead of the 2022 election.

Ibui has since ruled out DP Ruto noting that they would pick someone who won’t disturb them.

“When the president called us for a meeting in Sagana, he asked us what kind of advice we could give on who should succeed him. We told him we will not give him a name but the kind of person that will ensure continuity,” said Ibui.

The Star

According to the daily, DP Ruto has slowed down attacks on his boss Uhuru, in a new strategy.

It has also been noted that the DP is promoting his bottom-up economic model and not the hustler vs dynasty narrative which was highly featured in his campaigns.

DP Ruto also brought on board non-Kalenjin experts in a bid to craft a national out look ahead of the 2022 General Election.

“The DP is a national asset for all Kenyans. He is not running to be president of the Kalenjin people but for all Kenyans,” Soy MP Caleb Kositany said.

Daily Nation

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s could could be having a fighting chance in the Mt Kenya Region if recent events are anything to go by.

The ODM leader who has hinted on vying for the top seat come 2022 on Tuesday, September 28 received backing from top Mt Kenya leaders and tycoons.

Raila was the chief guest during a meeting hosted by the Mt Kenya Foundation chaired by wealthy businessman Peter Munga.

In attendance were governors James Nyoro (Kiambu), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua) and Nderitu Muriithi (Laikipia) and several MPs allied to the handshake.

The politicians and tycoons led by Royal Media Services chairman SK Macharia and businesswoman Agnes Kagure vowed to support Raila.

Taifa Leo

Nakuru doctor, James Gakara who was accused of murdering his two children were laid to rest in a joint grave in an emotional ceremony on Tuesday, September 28.

The casket containing Gakara’s body lay in between those of his two children, five-year-old Dylan Gakara and three-year-old Hailey Karuana who were found dead on Sunday, September 19.

Detectives suspected Gakara injected the minors with the drugs before attempting to take his own life.

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People Daily

The High Court on Tuesday, September 28 declined to stop the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

Justuce Antony Mrima said the court would first hear applications seeking to enjoin six interested parties.

These include Katiba Institute, Kenya National Parents Association, Kenya Private Schools, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Kenya Primary School Headteachers Association, and John Diro.

Esther Ang’awa, a parent and a lawyer, is seeking to halt the implementation of CBC until her case is heard and determined.

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