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Top Newspaper Headlines for January 29: Uhuru set to visit DP Ruto’s backyard to launch projects

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, June 29 widely reported on the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) move to invite the Kenya National Union of Teachers, the Kenya Union for Post-Primary Education Teachers, and the Kenya National Union of Special Needs Education Teachers tabling of a salary review offer.

The dailies also reported about the planned visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta to Deputy President William Ruto’s Rift Valley turf scheduled for July 2021.

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Daily Nation

The daily reported on businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s grand entry to the country’s political scene.

Wanjigi who has been in active politics since 2002 although a kingmaker, recently disclosed that he will be running for an elective seat.

‘’I will be in the race for state house,’’ Wanjigi was quoted by the newspaper.

The Star

President Uhuru Kenyatta is planning to tour Deputy President William Ruto’s backyard to launch several developing projects.

The vast Rift Valley region has been described as enemy territory by Uhuru allies after he fell out with his deputy.

The tour has been scheduled for July 2021.

The Standard

According to the daily, Kenya is on Wednesday, June 30, expected to reveal names of owners of companies that benefited from the KSh 7.8 billion Kenya Medical and Supplies Authority (KEMSA) scandal.

According to the newspaper, the ultimatum was issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The IMF wants the Kenyan government to lay bare the owners of companies contracted by KEMSA as part of an agreement they struck in the ongoing KSh 256 billion programme.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, there is a scramble for NARC party leader Martha Karua by a number of presidential aspirants.

It is said that the vocal politician has been in numerous occasion been approached by political pundits working for presidential aspirants.

All thos is influenced by Karua’s vast experience in politics and knowledge on matters of national experience.

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People Daily

The hearing of the case against a High Court ruling on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) case officially starts today, Tuesday, June 29.

The case will be heard by a seven-judge bench at the Court of Appeal.

Interested parties include Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki who filed filed 31 legal grounds of appeal against the controversial BBI judgment.

IEBC has also appealed on the finding that the role of the IEBC about verification that at least one million registered voters support the initiative.

The Bench consisting of Justices Roselyne Nambuye, Hannah Okwengu, Patrick Kiage, Gatembu Kairu, Fatuma Sichale, and Francis Tuyoitt will be presided over by Justice Daniel Musinga.

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