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Top Newspaper Headlines for March 23: Number of Tanga Tanga MPs required to seal Ruto’s ouster as DP

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, March 23 reported on claims that hospital staff are selling COVID-19 vaccine to Kenyans.

The dailies also reported on the country’s political temperature with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill taking centre stage.

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Daily Nation

Deputy President William Ruto is at political risk as calls and schemes to kick him out of Jubilee Party, and the government gains momentum.

According to the daily, the impeachment of the DP would require support of at least five Tanga Tanga MPs.

The remove DP Ruto, the National Assembly would require the support of at least 233 MPs or ensure not more than 116 MPs oppose the motion.

In the Senate, 45 out of 65 senators are required to pass the impeachment motion against the DP.

The DP currently enjoys support of 121 MPs and at least 20 senators.

The Star

It has now emerged that doctors are selling COVID-19 vaccines to a section of Kenyans despite being free of charge.

According to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, private hospitals were the most notorious in the worrying trend.

Business people and politicians are among those who have been acquiring the vaccines with a single jab going for up to KSh 100 000.

Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication reported on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tribute to late Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli.

Speaking in Dodoma on Monday, March 22, Uhuru hailed the departed leader as a visionary and straight-forward man who showed the world that African could run its affairs independently.

The Kenyan president also recalled frequent phone conversations with Magufuli as they engaged on among other things regional matters.

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The Standard

The daily reported that the BBI Bill is facing a statement as Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga allies push for more amendments.

The MPs want to make changes on the distribution of the 70 constituencies.

This came days after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said demarcation of the new constituencies would take up to two years.

However, the BBI bill provided for a period of only six months.

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