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Top Newspaper Headlines for December 27: AP constable shoots his boss 6 times after altercation over lateness, reporting to work drunk

The country’s top newspapers on Monday, December 27 wodely reported on an argument between an Administration Police constable and his senior which turned tragic. .

The dailies also reported the passing of South African cleric Desmond Tutu who was hailed for his viable activism and leading war against apartheid in South Africa.

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Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication highlighted warned issued by local clerics to politicians ahead of the 2022 General Election.

Led by Anglican Church of Kenya’s Jackson Ole Sapit, the clergymen called for peaceful campaigns in the run-up to the oncoming polls.

“We are warning those seeking votes. They should not divide Kenyans on basis of tribe or any other differences. Let us all be tolerant. Let us be sober as we get into the campaigns. Let the 2022 elections be peaceful,” said Ole Sapit.

The Standard

The publication reported an incident in which an Administration Police constable shot and killed his senior following an argument that ensued between them.

According to the publication, the argument ensued after the killer cop was questioned for arriving at the station late while drunk.

The publication added that the deceased senior officer, Senior Sergeant Ayub Polo had allowed his juniors to go have fun but return not later than 6pm.

However, the junior cop identified as Corporal Joseph Muthunga reported to work moments after 10pm, promoting his boss to call him out.

After a brief altercation, Muthunga is said to have walked to his house, picked his gun and started shooting in the air.

When Polo came out to find out what was going on, he was confronted by Muthunga shooting him six times, killing him on the spot.

The Star 

The daily reported that the exchequer is slated for a clash with political parties after showing non-commitment to disbursing funds to the outfits.

The Political Parties Act stipulates that the Treasury should allocate at last 0.3% of the national revenue to the parties.

However, CS Ukur Yatani-led docket argues that the allocation of funds should not be based on the percentage of the total revenue collected by the national government.

According to the CS, a fixed framework through which the funds are allocated would compromise the prioritisation process while allocating resources.

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Daily Nation

The publication reported on the death of South African revered Anglican cleric Desmond Tutu whomwas hailed for being actively involved in peace missions across Africa and beyond.

The Nobel Prize laureate took his final bow on Sunday, December 26 aged 90.

The news of his passing was announced by South Africa president Cyril Ramaphosa who termed his death as another chapter in the country’s farewell to a great generation.

“The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who liberated South Africa” Ramaphosa said.

Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his role as a unifying leader in the campaign to end apartheid, has been battling prostate cancer.

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