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Top Newspaper Headlines for June 22: Sonko on the spot for hiring 33 police guards at KSh 4 million

The country’s top newspapers widely reported on former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s trip to the coast region in 2018 where he reportedly hired 33 cops.

The dailies also reported on a letter addressed to Nairobi Secretariat by The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) demanding details for payments made to law firms some associated with prominent politicians.

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The Star

Ex-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko reportedly hired 33 police officers ro guard hin during a coastal tour in 2018, the daily reported.

Followimg the realization of the costly coastal trip, Auditor General Nancy Gathungu disclosed that as much as KSh 20 billion was not accounted for in the 2018-19 financial year.

The 2018-19 report stated that Sonko paid the officers KSh 4 million without authorization.

People Daily

The publication reported on a letter addressed to the Nairobo Secretariat demanding details for payments allegedly made to some law firms.

In the letter, The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) states that some payments were made to firms associated with prominent politicians and lawyers.

EACC stated that the payments are considered suspect and made without regard to due process, and the commission wants to establish the specific case files handled by the law firms including details of the legal instructions.

Daily Nation

This publication focused mainly on the salary of legislators.

It is reported that for the last two months mileage allowances have not been disbursed to Members of Parliament.

Due to that, there has been a lot of problems at the treasury.

The Standard

The Standard delved deep into the mastery plan of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition chief Raila Odinga.

There are rumours about a likely to occur coalition between the ODM and Jubilee party in a bid to to bring more presidential candidates o board who will compete against Deputy President William Ruto in the next year’s elections.

The daily also reported that the second in command together with his allies have formed there party United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

Ruto and his UDA members are planning to exit from Jubilee before 2022.

Taifa Leo

The Swahili newspaper reported how Raila Odinga blasted the government for imposing high taxes on its citizens.

The Uhuru’s handshake friend criticized the government stating that the country’s economy was declining.

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The National treasury recently pleaded with the Parliament to approve KSh 45.5 billion which will be used to fund the year ending June 2021.

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