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Top Newspaper Headlines for May 11: Raila moves to fix divisions within ODM party

The country’s top newspapers widely reported on the release of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) results, noting that it was the first national exams to be administered during a pandemic.

The dailies also reported that most candidates qualified for university admission in 2020 more than in 2019.

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Daily Nation

The newspaper reported that Kenya High School was the best performing school in Kenya with 15 candidates from the school making to the top 20 nationally.

Making it to the top list was also Murang’a High School and Agoro Sare thanks to the candidates’ stellar performance.

A total of 747,161 candidates sat the 2020 KCSE exams against registration of 752,602, meaning that 5,441 missed the exams.

People Daily

According to the ewspaper, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has moved to fix divisions within the Orange Democratic Party (ODM).

The ODM leader on Monday May, 10 held ameeting a meeting with Senator James Orengo of Siaya, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya of Kakamega and Otiende Amollo who have in the recent past differed with the party on matters the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.

Orengo was at the center of wrangles within the party over what members termed as disloyalty.

The Star

The Ministry of Interior has reportedly threatened to to stop its National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) subscription after a KSh 200 million refund was withheld by the insurance fund.

Appearing before Public Accounts Committee, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said the Ministry is planning to stop NHIF subscription in order to recover the money held by the fund.

Elsewhere, the newspaper reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta abolished three deputy directors of the National Aids Control Council, and proposed to amend the NACC Order, 1999, to delete the provision for the posts at the council.

The Standard

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda now claims that witnesses against Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang were offered kickbacks of between KSh 500,000 to KSh 2 million.

According to the daily, te ICC prosecutor explained that there was a ranking process that determined how much one was to be paid.

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The Swahili publication focused on top KCSE student, Robinson Wanjala Simiyu, who said wants to pursue medicine and specialize in oncology.

The top candidate was a student at Murang’a High School which has been classified as a national school since 2014.

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