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Top Newspaper Headlines for April 29: System hitches as Kenyans flood Ardhisasa

The country’s top newspaper on Thursday, April 29 widely reported on the nomination of Lady Justice Martha Koome as the next Chief Justice even a she is set to be vetted in the Nation Assembly.

The dailies also reported on drama surrounding the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) debate in the Senate, after the arrest of Meri Senator Mithika Linturi.

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Nation

According to the daily, about 6,000 Kenyans registered on the new online land management portal on Wednesday, April 29 alone.

This comes even as lawyers faulted system issues that delayed transactions.

New users said the digital system dubbed Ardhisasa was marked by delays in registration of transaction accounts which is the first step of using the platform.

The platform offers property searches, transfers, order of title deeds and plans.

Taifa Leo

Somalia President Mohamed Farmajo has abandoned plans to extend his term by two years as earlier planned.

According to the Swahili publication, the Head of State’s decision was informed by deadly protests in Mogadishu by people opposing his governance.

Farmajo’s tenure came to an end in February 2021.

The Standard

Tabitha Mutemi will have two government jobs after National Assembly unanimously shot down a petition seeking to remove her as a board member of the Media Council of Kenya.

The MPs termed the move to kick out Mutemi from MCK as malicious and petty boardroom fights.

She is also the communication manager at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The Star

Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku was on Wednesday, April 28 questioned by Senators on his administration’s use of KSh 267.17 million COVID-19 funds.

The county boss appeared virtually before the Senate Health committee to respond to audit queries fired at him by Auditor General Nancy Gathungu.

Lenki had a hard time explaining how a company was awarded KSh 2.5 million tender for the supply of oxygen without a contract.

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People Daily

The wrangles in Ford Kenya have taken a new turn after a section of members alled to Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi and his Tongaren counterpart Eseli Simiyu moved to mend fences with the party leadership.

According to the daily, the members are said to have sought the help of Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati to act as an intermediary between them and the party leadership.

The county boss is said to have held a meeting with the party’s deputy leader and Kitutu Chache lawmaker Richard Onyonka, the second one in two weeks.

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