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Top Newspaper Headlines for June 4: Uhuru chastens judges involved in controversial BBI ruling

The country’s top newspapers wodely reported on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to finally appoint 34 out of 41 judges recommended by the Judicial Service Commission.

The dailies also reported that ODM leader Raila Odinga would be in the top race come 2022.

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Daily Nation

Suba South MP and ODM chairman John Mbadi has said that ODM leader Raila Odinga will be on the ballot come 2022.

He added that he will be in the top race despite not submitting nomination papers to the outfit.

“Raila is going for presidency come 2022, I know,” Mbadi said.

Mbadi also dismissed claims that President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed for the top seat duringthe Madarkaa Day fete indirectly.

People Daily

Uhuru has dinally appointed 34 new judges out of the 41 recommended by JSC in 2019.

Prominent judges who were appointed to the Court of Appeal were Jessie Lesiit, Mumbi Ngugi, Msagha Mbogoli, Hellen Amollo and Francis Tuiyoitt.

Also, the Head of State rejected nominations of Justices George Odunga and George Odunga who were involved in the controversial BBI ruling declaring the process unconstitutional.

The Standard

Former Icaciri Secondary School principal Jane Muthoni, who was found guilty of murder has been sentenced to 30 years in jail, the daily reported.

The teacher was charged with the brutal murder of her husband, Solomon Mwangi, who at the time was Kiru Boys High School principal.

The deceased went missing on November 4, 2016 and was found dead eight days later in a coffee plantation in Juja, Kiambu.

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The Star

According to the publication, a mass exodus is expected in Jubilee ahead of the 2022 General poll.

The mass exit is set to hit Uhuru’s backyard as many leaders from the region have reportedly hinted at ditching the party for other outfits.

The latest Mt Kenya leader ro announce his exit is Meru governor Kiraitu Murungi.

“As things stand now, the deputy president (William Ruto) is on his own with the United Democratic Alliance Party and the president is about to retire, since I am not retiring I need a horse to take part in the race,” Kiraitu said.

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