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Top Newspaper Headlines for April 30: School reopening to be postponed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

The country’s top newspapers widely reported on the COVID-19 pandemic with reports indicating that schools may not be reopened as planned.

The dailies also reported on the discovery of three bodies of businessmen who went missing while having lunch at a local joint in Kitengela.

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People Daily

The newspaper reported on the discovery of bodies of businessmen who went missing about a week ago.

The bodies of Elijah Obuong, Benjamin Imbai and Jack Ochieng were found dumped in different places stuffed in gunny bags and tied with ropes.

According to the daily, preliminary investigations showed that the three were strangled as they had no gunshot wounds.

The Standard

A Kenyan cleric has warmed the hearts of many after breaking fast with Muslims.

The daily reported that Bishop Willybard Lagho of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi hosted Muslim leaders for an Iftar meal at his home on Thursday evening, April 29.

The Bishop said he decided to host the Muslims as his residence was just an extension of their family home.

Daily Nation

Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe has denied claims that he is among the beneficiaries of COVID-19 funds, and instead faulted Deputy President William Ruto’s associates for his woes.

Murathe had a hard time explaining his links to Kilig while appearing before Public Investments Committee on Thursday, April 29.

“I have given you documents. The committee has powers to investigate and establish that the owners of this account are associated with the DP,” said Murathe.

The company was awarded a KSh 4 billion direct procurement tender to supply PPEs to KEMSA.

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The Star

According to the daily, schools may not reopen on May 10 as earlier expected thanks to the surge in COVID-19 infections in the country.

The reopening could be postponed due to advisories which show the infection rates are high and may affect learning in schools.

According to the publication, reopening may be pushed by two weeks so as to put in place measures to contain the deadly virus.

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