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Top Newspaper Headlines for February 28: OKA Gives Conditions of Entering Deal with Azimio La Umoja

The country’s top newspapers on Monday, February 28 widely reported politics surrounding President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession politics with various parties holding its National Delegates Conference (NDC).

The newspapers also reported that a Kenyan lady who was denied a university admission has been offered a KSh 3.5 million scholarship and a house on top of it.  

Daily Nation 

According to the newspaper, a lady who was denied her admission years back after completing her High School education has received a scholarship to study at Mt Kenya University. 

Milly Nafula wi.study medicine at the institution for the next six years. 

Mt Kenya University chairman Simon Gicharu handed over the scholarship certificate to Nafula on Friday, February 25 in a brief ceremony in Kitale, Trans Nzoia County. 

Apart from the KSh 3.5 million scholarship, the lady will also be handed a piece of land on which sits a furnished two-bedroom house. 

People Daily

After successfully convincing the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) into joining Azimio La Umoja, President Uhuru Kenyatta is now on a mission to ensure that the team fully joins the coalition. 

Speaking during the Jubilee Party NDC, the Wiper leader said he was ready to partner with Azimio La Umoja but clarified that a structured dialogue must be held. 

He also urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to take over the deal to ensure transparency and honesty.   

The Star 

The newspaper described President Uhuru Kenyatta as the succession master following his intent to pick ODM leader Raila Odinga as his preferred candidate. 

However, the daily noted that the Head of State could be having an agenda that would see him be part of the government if the former Prime Minister wins. 

Aside from having a team to run Azimio La Umoja campaigns, Uhuru is also said to be keen on having ODM denied numbers in the National Assembly to deny Raila full control of the government. 

The Standard 

The newspaper reported that it is all systems go for ODM leader Raila Odinga following the endorsement by President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

Uhuru first proposed Raila for the top seat during the Sagana 3 meeting shorty before the multiple parties NDCs where the Azimio La Umoja and Raila’s presidential bid was the subject. 

Speaking during Jubilee Party NDC, Uhuru said he will leave the country under a leader who will continue his legacy and Raila fits the bill. 

Taifa Leo 

The Swahili publication reported on how Uhuru took pride in the KSh 13 trillion economies he will be leaving in the hands of his successor following his exit.  

Speaking during the Sagana 3 meeting, the Head of State noted that he inherited a KSH 3 trillion from retired President Mwai Kibaki.  

Uhuru argued that he is the best-performing government, citing the 12,000 km road network built since 2013, 78% rural electrification and transformation in the Agriculture sector among other achievements.

“Some thought that our party had died, but we have raised the country’s economy from KSh 5 trillion to KSh 13 trillion; Chama kimeguruma!” Uhuru said. 

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