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Top Newspaper Headlines for March 2: Uhuru to Join Raila for Azimio La Umoja Rallies Across the Country

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, March 2 focused on the 2022 succession politics with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka demanding ODM leader Raila Odinga’s support in the forthcoming polls. 

The newspapers also highlighted upcoming Azimio La Umoja rallies which President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to be part of. 

People Day 

The newspaper reported on women in politics with female politics and women in government urging men to allow their wives to join politics. 

They included Public Service and Gender Cabinet Secretary Margret Kobia, her Sports and Culture counterpart Amina Mohammed and former Nairobi County Speaker Beatrice Elachi. 

“We still have these retrogressive customs that inhibit the female gender from actively participating in politics, and they should come to an end,” Kobia said. 

The Star 

According to the newspaper, President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to join ODM leader Raila Odinga for political rallies across the country. 

The ‘handshake brothers’ are expected to hold rallies in Rift Valley, Nyanza, Western, Eastern, Central North Eastern and Nairobi regions.

Last week, the Head of State declared his support for Raila’s presidential bid. 

Daily Nation 

The publication reported that ODM leader Raila Odinga told his Wiper Party counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka that he will win the August 9 polls with or without him. 

This was after Kalonzo demanded the former Prime Minister’s support in the polls citing a NASA pre-election deal struck back in 2017. 

Raila’s newly appointed spokesperson Processed Makau Mutua has now urged Kalonzo to board the Azimio La Umoja train before it sets off from the station. 

He argued that the deal that Kalonzo was referring to is no longer a law-abiding document, noting that NASA was dissolved a long time ago. 

Taifa Leo 

The Swahili publication highlighted the story of a 26-year-old woman who was killed by her husband while at her sister’s place. 

Damackline Bonareri succumbed to injuries inflicted on her by her 28-year-old husband, Brian Jomo.  

Days earlier, Bonareri escaped from her Narok home where she stayed with her killer husband and sought refuge at her sister’s house. 

However, Jomo went to her sister’s house and expressed interest in reconciling with her but five days later, Jomo killed Bonareri after her sister left to run her errands.  

The Standard

Clerics from Kiambu County have differed with President Uhuru Kenyatta over his remarks which he castigated the church for receiving proceeds of corruption. 

Led by Chaplain Gathoni Kirima, the clergymen and women noted that they fully support the Head of State but they could not agree with his remarks. 

The men of God also argued that the church could not differentiate money from clean sources from one from questionable places. 

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