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Top Newspaper Headlines for January 21: Mudavadi asks Raila to keep off ANC’s upcoming National Delegates Conference

The country’s top newspapers on Friday, January 21,reported on the Amani National Congress (ANC) conference slated for Sunday, January 23.

The dailies also highlighted the August 9 General Elections with President Uhuru Kenyatta ignoring claims by Deputy President William Ruto-linked party United Democratic Alliance (UDA) that the state sponsored violence at its rallies.

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People Daily

The daily reported on the conclusion of the hearings on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal on Thursday, January 20.

The seven-judge Supreme Court bench will now retreat to write their judgement on seven contentious issues raised petitioners and applicants.

CJ Koome said the decision of the Supreme Court would be made on notice.

The Star

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced am immediate ban on the sale of scrap metals, citing increased cases of vandalism and economic sabotage.

Speaking in Nyeri, the Head of State noted that scrap metal dealership has led to massive deconstruction of public infrastructure.

As a result, Uhuru directed the authorities to be on the watch out for those engaging in scrap metal business, further terming it treasonable.

Daily Nation

It has now energed that the late Meshack Yebei was a member of a strategy group tasked with scuttling Deputy President William Ruto’s case at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Yebei was a witness at the ICC but he was murdered beflee testifying against DP Ruto and radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang who were accused of crimes against humanity in the 2007/2008 post election violence.

He disappeared in December 2014, and his mutilated body was found at the Man-Eaters area in Tsavo National Park.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, President Uhuru Kenyatta ignored a letter by UDA accusing the state of sponsoring violence at their political rallies.

Speaking in Nyeri, Uhuru urged police officers to do their work without any fear.

“I am asking you to do your work firmly without fear. Do not be cowed by any politician

“As per your oath, you are supposed to execute your duties without fear, discrimination or intimidation,” he said.

UDA secretary-general Veronica Maina had accused Uhuru of condoning rogue behaviour following chaos at DP Ruto’s rally in Nairobi’s Jacaranda Grounds.

The Standard

Amani National Congress (ANC) party leader Musalia Mudavadi has declared ODM leader Raila Odinga a persona non grata during its upcoming NDC.

ANC described the ODM leader as Mudavadi’s competitor in the 2022 presidential race; hence he can’t attend the conference.

Mudavadi vowed to make an ‘earth-Shaking’ declaration on Sunday, January 23, that he said will change the country’s political direction ahead of the upcoming polls.

“We have invited OKA principals. I have not seen any invitation for Raila. Neither have I seen one for Jubilee

“Why would we invite our competitors when we are launching our bid for presidency? To come and do what?” ANC secretary-general Simon Gikuru posed.

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