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Top Newspaper Headlines for April 28: The life of missing Kitengela men who were into drugs, women

The country’s top newspapers widely reported on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) decision to pick Lady Justice Martha Koome to become Kenya’s next Chief Justice.

The dailies also reported on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s launch of a digital lands register National Land Information Management System (NLIMS) dubbed Ardhisasa.

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Taifa Leo

Deputy President William Ruto is on a mission to have late President Daniel Arap Moi aides to join his camp as the 2022 General Elelction nears.

According tothe Swahili publication, the DP is said to be reaching out to Moi’s long-serving press secretary Lee Njiru, prominent businessman Joshua Kulei, former ministers Henry Kosgey and Franklin Bett among others.

The DP is also in a mission to make sure that Moi’s aides do not support his rival Gideon Moi who is also eyeing the presidency come 2022.

The Star

A Senate committee has warned governors against failing to honour its summons to respond to queries about utilisation of COVID-19 funds.

The daily reported that the Senate Standing Committee on Health cautioned the governors against sending their representatives to the meetings or seeking to reschedule the hearings.

Committee chair Michael Mbito said out of eight meetings that had been scheduled, five had failed to place with the county bosses giving unsatisfactory reasons

People Daily

According to the daily, the government on Tuesday, April 27 kicked off the distribution of Anti-retroviral (ARVs) drugs to Western Kenya to serve at least 389, 551 people living with HIV.

The ARVs worth KSh 444 million will be distributed to Migori, Nyamira, Kisumu, Siaya, Vihiga, Kakamega and Bungoma counties.

The Standard

Court of Appeal judge Martha Koome who was nominated by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) as Kenya’s next chief justice has assured Kenyans that they are in safe hands.

Speaking to the daily, the judge thanked those who prayed for her, further affirming that the judiciary is in safe hands.

Speaking to the press, JSC vice-chairperson Olive Mugenda said the commission had forwarded her name to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment who will then send her name to the National Assembly for vetting.

Should Parliament approve her name after vetting, the lady justice will be Kenya’s first female CJ.

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Daily Nation

The daily reported on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of four men in Kitengela on Monday, April 19.

Elijah Obuong, 35, Brian Oduor, 36, Jack Ochieng, 37 and Benjamin Imbai, 30, were last seen having lunch together at a popular nyama choma joint in Kitengela.

The daily reported that the four lived their best lives and they were into drugs and women, adding that Benjamin for instance, loved finer things in life and was always partying with friends.

On his part, Elijah was also living a lavish life that was reportedly being financed by his relatives who live abroad.

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