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Top Newspaper Headlines for June 16: Ruto puts Uhuru on the spot for wrecking Jubilee Party

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, June 16 reported on Deputy President William Ruto’s reactions to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s claims thathe will support a NASA candidayr come 2022.

The dailies also reported that businessman Jimmy Wanjigi is mulling over joining the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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The Star

Treasury CS Ukur Yatani has promised to release KSh 39 billion to counties by Friday, June 19, the daily reported.

Appearing before a Senate committee, the CS made the promise further highlighting the financial crisis on the government.

CS Yatani stressed that the financial crisis brought about by the COVID-19 oandemic is taking a heavy toll on revenue performance.

The Standard

Business and Jimmy Wanjigi has hinted at joining the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta come 2022.

According to The Standard, Wanjigi who was involved in the TNA and URP merger bringing together UhuRuto saod he will no longer be a kingmaker but instead go for the kill.

He said he will divulge more details about his ambitions when the appropriate time comes.

Daily Nation

DP Rito has accused his boss, Uhuru, of wrecking the ruling Jubilee party.

The DP made the claims while reacting to claims that the Head of State will support a NASA candidate in the 2022 General Election.

However, DP Ruto accused Uhuru of abandoning Jubilee supporters, adding he is ready to go for the top seat even without Uhuru’s endorsement.

Taifa Leo

A section of Governors from counties bordering the Lake Basin Region have urge Uhuru to impose a partial lockdown in selected areas to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Governors Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia), Wycliffe Wangamati (Bungoma), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), and Stephen Sang (Nandi) made the suggestion after a meeting with government officials.

The county heads argued that the move will effectively reduce the rate of COVID-19 infections which, if not controlled will turn the region into a hot spot.

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Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, the family of the late Fatuma Mwero has cried foul after they were prohibited from reburying he remains.

Mwero’s body went missing from her grave with location of her remains being unknown.

However, over the weekend, the casket carrying her body was found 600 meters from her burial site.

The family said police officers had stopped them from burying their loved one again because of a land dispute, with the family arguing that Mwero had been buried in their own land.

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