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Top Newspaper Headlines for June 9: Sharp divisions rock One Kenya Alliance over flag bearer

The country’s top newspapers reported on the 2022 politics with Migori Governor Okoth Obado reportedly working with Deputy President William Ruto to clip Raila Odinga’s influence in Nyanza.

The dailies also reported on sharp divisions in the One Kenya Alliance over their possible flag bearer in the 2022 elections.

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The Standard

The daily highlighted some of the things President Uhuru Kenyatta will have to consider to cement his legacy ahead of his retirement come 2022.

The Head of State is currently fighting to save the BBI process which was recently declared null and void, leaving behind his pre-election pledges.

Uhuru ia also facing other challenges, among them his frosty relationship with the Judiciary and his deputy, William Ruto.

The daily noted that the president must navigate the heated succession politics while managing the political ambitions of his handshake buddy Raila Odinga and principals from the One Kenya Alliance.

Daily Nation

Migori Governor Zachary Okoth Obado is crafting an alliance with Deputy President William Ruto to take ODM leader Raila Odinga in the Nyanza region and subsequently takeover.

According to the daily, the plot came to light after Obado met with DP Ruto’s brother in his Kileleshwa home on Sunday, June 6.

It is said that Obado’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will be an affiliate of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and will be used to tame Raila in the Nyanza region.

The Star

Low libido caused brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many, leaving married couples sexually unsatisfied.

According to a report by Amref Health Africa, the lost sexual desire in marriages may be long-lasting, adding that nearly half of married couples became dissatisfied with sex during the lockdown last year and wanted it less often.

The share of married couples reporting sexual dissatisfaction rose to 41.3% in 2020 while those satisfied with sex dropped to 58% from 73.4% before the pandemic.

Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication reported of a feud in the One Kenya Alliance over their possible flag bearer in the 2022 elections.

Ghe alliance brings together Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula, Amani National Congress’s Musalia Mudavadi and KANU’s Gideon Moi.

It is said that Kalonzo, Wetangula and Mudavadi took issue with Moi’s friendship with Raila, fearing that he might endorse him in the 2022 polls.

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People Daily

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has changed tune on vying to the top seat come 2022, noting that he is ready to shelve his presidential ambition should Raila launch his presidential bid.

The county boss noted his long-time working relationship with the ODM leader cannot allow him opposed him.

He added that he would rather go for another post if Raila goes for the presidency.

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