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Top Newspaper Headlines for April 2: Details of Uhuru, Raila secret meeting 

The country’s top newspapers on Friday, April 2 widely reported on the secret meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga at the former prime minister’s residence.

One of the dailies also reported on the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) noting that there are fears of exam cheating.

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Daily Nation

According to the daily, some test papers done in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) are similar to the ones sold on social media.

The papers were circulated on WhatsApp and Telegram where students and teachers could easily access.

However, Education CS George Magoha dismissed the papers sold online saying they are fake, further warning schools against fallimg for the trap.

“We have seen an emergence of fake papers being circulated in some areas of the country, purported to be genuine exam materials. Our examination has not been leaked and won’t be leaked,” said the CS.

The Standard

President Uhuru Kenyatta drove himself to ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Karen residence on Wednesday, March 31 where they held a meeting.

According to the daily, their talk was about reviving the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

After the meeting, the leaders agreed to appear together in public to calm their support bases.

“The president and the former premier discussed his health, the status of the handshake and the anxiety created by the partial lockdown to contain COVID-19, which has angered some Kenyans,” a source told the daily.

Taifa Leo

ODM party has dismissed claims that it will form an alliance with Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 poll.

Led by Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi, who doubles up as ODM’s director of political affairs, the party said it will continue with the implementation of BBI and supporting the handshake between Uhuru and Raila.

“What is going on is just normal politics ahead of 2022. At the moment, there is no possibility of ODM joining hands with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA)

“We are focusing our energies on ensuring the success of BBI and the handshake,” said Wandayi.

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People Daily

Former United States president Barack Obama is set to jet in to the country to pay his last respects to his late grandmother, Mama Sarah Obama.

Obama will be accompanied by his family members and security personnel.

Mama Sarah rested on March 29 at the age of 99 and was laid to rest on March 30, according to simple Islamic traditions.

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