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Top Newspaper Headlines for January 12: DP Ruto calls for establishment of disciplinary committee in UDA

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, January 12 widely reported on the August 9 elections with ODM leader Raila Odinga’s campaign team declaring war in the race to succeed president Uhuru Kenyatta.

The dailies also reported on politicians who are defecting from Musalia Mudavadi’s Amani National Congress (ANC) party ahead of the General Elections.

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People Daily

A somber mood hovered over Kakamega as a mother who killed her children before committing suicide after finding her husband cheating were laid to rest.

Hellena Auma Bunyanzi was laid to rest beside her two children whom she brutally murdered.

The daily reported that the deceased woman found her husband having an affair with his mistress in a rented house promoting her to overreact and commit the heinous act.

Daily Nation

The newspaper reported that DP William Ruto has suggested the establishment of a disciplinary committee in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party to deal with rogue members.

The DP also asked his allies to stop endorsing aspirants publicly amid favouritism in the party ahead of the upcoming UDA primaries.

Ruto argued that public endorsement of members might be interpreted to mean that the aspirants had already bagged direct UDA nomination ticket.

The Star

ODM party leader Raila Odinga’s campaign team has declared war in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in August this year.

Led by Laikipia governor Ndiritu Mureithi, the team said is reafy to make sure Raila beats his rival Deputy President William Ruto who is also eyeing the top seat.

Mureithi noted that Raila’s odds are looking good because regions that had rejected the ODM leader are now supporting his candidature.

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The Standard

According to the daily, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has denied reports he joined the One Kenya Alliance in readiness for the August elections.

Muturi, who hosted the OKA co-principals in Nairobi last week explained he had not joined forces with the alliance.

Speaking during the Democratic Party of Kenya National Executive Committee, the presidential aspirant said should he join any alliance, it will be announced publicly by the party.

He maintained any decision to join a coalition must be sanctioned by the party’s NFC.

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