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Top Newspaper Headlines for March 8: Raila Says ODM Would Not Force Any Party to Join Azimio La Umoja

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, March 8 reported that the police are holding men who were caught in a viral video sexually assaulting a female motorist. 

The dailies also highlighted the 2022 General Elections with ODM leader Raila Odinga noting that his party would not force anyone to join Azimio La Umoja. 

People Daily 

Police have arrested a group of boda boda riders who were caught on camera brutally assaulting a female motorist on Monday, March 7. 

The disturbing video showed the group of riders roughing up the young lady before striping her half-naked along Wangari Maathai Road in Parklands, Nairobi. 

The men in the video also tried to pull the young lady out of her car but fortunately, her seatbelt was latched on. 

The incident caused an uproar on social media with scores calling for the regulation of the boda boda sector to tame such incidents.   

The Standard 

Deputy President William Ruto has continued his attacks on his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta terming the government’s failure as the president’s alone. 

Speaking in Chatham House in the UK, the DP said he has played no significant role in the second term, noting that Uhuru did not engage him on any of those. 

He also fired back at Uhuru over claims that he failed in ministerial dockets assigned to him stating that he was sidelined and he was not part of the government. 

The Star 

According to the newspaper, ODM leader Raila Odinga has stated that his party would not force anyone to join the Azimio La Umoja movement. 

While answering whether Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka will be present at the unveiling of Azimio La Umoja flagbearer, the former Prime Minister noted that the party was for those who subscribe to the coalition’s ideology.  

Raila’s crowning was postponed to enable talks between Raila and Kalonzo. 

Daily Nation 

The newspaper reported that Deputy President William Ruto said that the Kenya Kwanza Alliance would set up a parallel tallying centre in the forthcoming General Elections. 

Speaking with his supporters in London on Monday, March 7, the DP alleged a plot by the government to rig elections. 

“My votes cannot be stolen. I’m not the type they can steal votes from. It’s not possible,” Ruto said. 

Taifa Leo 

Candidates sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) sat for their exams in fear after bandits launched an attack near their school. 

The Swahili newspaper reported that the bandits attacked Kapkosom Primary School and burnt houses near the school sending students at Karne Primary School to a state of shock. 

Following the attacks, candidates from Kapkechir and Koitilil primary schools were transferred to Karne primary school due to insecurity. 

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