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Top Newspaper Headlines for January 13: Uhuru set to host Azimio La Umoja MPs at State House

The country’s top newspapers on Thursday, January 13 widely reported on Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya’s resignation to concentrate on politics.

The dailies also reported on the August 9 General Elections with President Uhuru Kenyatta conveying a meeting with Azimio La Umoja parliamentarians.

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People Daily

The newspaper reported that Law Society of Kenya (LSK) president, Nelson Havi has exited two months to the end of his tenure.

CEO Mary Wambua has also left office and she will now remain an ordinary employee of LSK.

The removal comes after Havi and other members failed to comply with court orders to hold a meeting and deliberate on matters relating to the society.

The court had given Havi, the secretariat and council members 21 days to hold either a virtual or physical meeting to address differences affecting the society but they failed.

The Star

According to the newspaper, hopes of finding Tom Omwach alive are dimming more than a month after he was buried in a collapsed gold mine in Siaya County.

Okwach’s mother Joyce Oluoch had been hoping his son would be pulled out alive 42 days since he was buried alive at the Abimbo goldmine in Bondo.

The goldmine collapsed on December 2, 2021.

Daily Nation

According to the newspaper, President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to host MPs allies to ODM party leader Raila Odinga today, Thursday January 13.

On Wednesday, January 13, MPs affiliated with Uhuru, Raila and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) received messages inviting them to meeting at State House, Nairobi.

Speaking to the media, Majority Leader and Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya noted that MPs allied to DP William Ruto were left out because they oppose government agenda in Parliament.

Taifa Leo

Transport Principal Secretary Joseph Njoroge stated that agreements entered by the Chinese and Kenyan government to build a KSh 450 million standard gauge railway has no disclosure clause.

In ana affidavit, the PS noted that it would be a breach of contractual terms if two activists seeking the disclosure of the SGR documents gets access to them.

Njoroge insisted that it would endanger national security and injure foreign relatioshipswith countries that Kenya has bilateral relationships with.

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The Standard

According to the newspaper, a woman has moved to court seeking orders to allow her to visit her husband in prison for conjugal rights.

The woman identified as Ogembo sued Attorney General Kihara Kariuki, arguing that although her husband, Erastus Odhiambo, is serving 20 years for murder, he retains all his other rights, including conjugal rights.

Ogembo argues that she has been deprived of all her right to procreate and have intimacy with her husband, adding that she is in her reproductive years and it is her desire to sire more children and continue being a woman.

Odhiambo was jailed in July 2018 for the murder of Linda Wanjiku, a 27-year-old lawyer who was alleged to be his wife.

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