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Top Newspaper Headlines for August 5: PS Kibicho explains DP Ruto’s aborted Uganda trip

The country’s top newspapers on Thursday, August 5 reported on the mystery surrounding Deputy President William Ruto’s aborted trip to Uganda.

The dailies also reported on an incident where a Kiambu businessman identified as Jonathan Mukundi shot his wife, Philomena Njeri shortly before turning the gun on himself.

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The Standard

According to Ministry of Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, DP Ruto’s tril to Uganda was aborted as he lacked necessary travelling documents.

Without revealing which document, the PS argued that the travelling document would be the only document that could block the DP from leaving the country.

Speaking in a recent TV Interview, DP Ruto claimed he was blocked from travelling ostensibly because he lacked clearance for the trip.

People Daily

According to the daily, businessman Jimmy Wanjigi recently held a meeting with some aspirants seeking to unseat ODM leader Raila Odinga’s allies come 2022.

Following the meeting, the businessman was accused of trying to dislodge someone Raila’s longtime allies in the coming General Elections.

Wanjigi had earlier declared that he would vie for presidency in an ODM ticket.

Daily Nation

Joyce Nyambura who was allegedly killed by her boyfriend, Golden Nyakundi in Kahawa West was laid to rest next to her late husband in Kiambu.

According to reports, the deceased was killed by her boyfriend moments after a quarrel ensued over a job she had secured in Qatar.

Nyambura is survived by three children.

Taifa Leo

Kisumu MCAs were recently called out for making a one-week trip to Tanzania.

According to the publication, the MCAs reportedly visited Tanzania to benchmark the country’s travelling system in Lake Victoria.

Angry residents said the MCAs were making the trips despite the county battling the COVID-19 pandemic and financial constraints.

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The Star

According to the newspaper, two parents want the National Assembly to probe the 2020 KCPE exam results over unfairness faced by candidates in private schools.

The two, Mary Njoki and Isaac Njoroge averred that their children were graded unfairly.

They now want the National Assembly Education Committee to probe allegations of possible external influence in the marking process.

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