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Top newspaper headlines for June 21: Ruto sidelined as Raila enters Uhuru’s cabinet

The country’s top newspapers on Monday,June 21 mainly focused on the political unrest in the country as 2022 General Elections nears.

The dailies wrote about the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party merge with the ruling Jubilee party ahead of next year’s elections.

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The Standard

This publication reported how Deputy President William Ruto’s government position have been shelved and taken over by Uhuru’s handshake friend Raila Odinga.

This is observed in several occasions especially during events held at the state house which Ruto missed but Raila attended all.

The head of state and his deputy Ruto have for a while not been meeting one on one only during National events and cabinet meetings.

The second in command’s role was snatched and given to interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

The fallout between Ruto and Uhuru has led to loss of position in the government for Ruto’s allies.

Daily Nation

The daily spotlighted the most likely hurdle to face the Jubilee-ODM coalition which the supporters believe will be a strong force in the next year’s elections.

Although the ODM wants to work closely and and in a suitable environment with the ruling party, it’s being in the National Super Alliance (NASA) makes that hard.

This is because one party in a coalition cannot form another until the existing coalition is disbanded.

ODM has not yet left NASA even as they are working extra hard to making a truce with Jubilee.

People Daily

This publication looked deep into the networks built by DP Ruto that would help him win and emerge a Kenya’s fifth President.

In 2013 when he and Uhuru took over power, Ruto commenced a plan of creating strong political networks as he accumulated wealth to keep alive his ambitions.

His great methods of ruling and overseeing government roles, inspecting several projects in the country and making donations from church to church, made him a supreme political juggernaut.

Taifa Leo

The Swahili newspaper termed the counter’s leaders as hypocrites who amend Covid-19 rules and fail to adhere to them.

Polical rallies and public gatherings have been banned to prevent the spread of the virus.

Recently, Cases spiked in Kisumu County after the June 1 Madaraka Day Celebrations.

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The Star

NASA leaders have denied joining hands with ODM party in working together with Jubilee in the 2022 General Elections.

The Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC Party and Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper party have no interest in a pre-election alliance with the ruling party.

According to the star the two parties have trashed working with ODM even after President Uhuru advised them to work together.

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