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Top Newspaper Headlines for December 30: Ngirici’s woes at UDA linked to association with PS Kibicho

The country’s top newspapers on Thursday, December 30 widely reported on chaos witnessed in the Nation Assembly as MPs engaged in a fistfight over the controversial Political Parties Amendment Bill, 2021.

The dailies also reported that a family in Mombasa is in agony as their child’s body is yet to be removed from a hole he fell into four days ago.

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The Star

Deputy President William Ruto has claimed that digital strategist Dennis Itumbi was tortured by police officers after his alleged abduction.

In a statement after visiting the blogger in Nairobi Hospital where he ia admitted, the DP noted that he was kidnapped and tortured by people mandated to protect him.

“Spent time with Comrade DI last evening, saw his heavily bandaged arm and legs, the result of torture by people who should have been there to protect him and us all

“They have now turned violent & fatalistic after all the negative narratives, threats and blackmail against us failed,” said the DP.

Daily Nation

Thw family of one Lilian Ndanu is in agony after their kin fell into a pit latrine while visiting a family friend.

The family of these had visited Bernard Opondi’s family when the boy the boy fell into the pit on Christmas day.

Efforts to rescue the young man bore no fruits as the pit was narrow and dark.

“We heard the child crying but could not pull him out,” said Opondo.

The Standard

On Wednesday, December 29, MPs engaged in kicks and blows while debating the controversial Political Parties Amendment Bill, 2021.

Sigowen-Soin MP Bernard Koros was hit on the face by minority leader John Mbadi and sustained a cut during the melee that was caught on camera.

Following the fight, Mbadi was suspended from taking part in the house’s proceedings for five sittings over his alleged involvement in the fight.

The session’s chair Chris Omulele was forced to suspend the sitting for 15 minutes to clam down the angered MPs.

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Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication reported Kirinyaga Women Rep Purity Ngirici’s woes at UDA have been linked to her association with Interior PS Karanja Kibicho.

In the recent past, the Women Rep has been seen in the company of Kibicho who doesn’t see eye to eye with DP William Ruto.

“Ngirici’s move to associate with Kibicho led to her loyalty being put in question. We wanted someone who could be trusted and Anne Waiguru’s defection seemed to fill that gap in Kirinyaga,” a UDA insider said.

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