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Top Newspaper Headlines for May 25: Hopeful Raila assures supporters BBI ‘reggae’ will be back

The country’s top newspapers reported on Chief Justice Martha Koome’s assumption of office on Monday, May 24 and the tasks awaiting her as the new CJ.

The dailies also reported on ODM leader Raila Odinga’s visit to Kisumu where he assured locals that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) reggae will be back.

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The Standard

The daily reported on Chief Justice Martha Koome’s mode of dressing during the assumption of office on Monday, May 24.

It was noted that the new CJ ignored the colonial judge’s wig and instead had her hair clipped with a blue ribbon, while her deputy, Philomena Mwilu donned it.

Further, the new CJ broke the protocol and became the MC despite being the person of interest in the event.

Daily Nation

The newspaper highlighted tasks awaiting CJ Koome after her official assumption of office.

During the ceremony held at the Supreme Court, her predecessor, David Maraga advised CJ Koome to be cautious terming the job ‘an extremely demanding office.’

Following her appointment, CJ Koome promised a better judiciary, further assuring Kenyans that they will deal with the many pending corruption cases in courts.

The CJ will also have to seek additional funding and a sustainable budget for the Judiciary as provided by the Judiciary Fund, established under Article 173 of the Constitution.

People Daily

The publication disclosed why the Ministry of Education delayed Form One selection on Monday, May 24.

At least, according to People Daily, the delay was a occasioned by fears that well-connected individuals had book slots for unqualified students in top schools across the country.

However, amid the claims, Education CS George Magoha said the ministry did a meticulous Form One selection, adding that the outcome of the exercise will be announced on Tuesday, June 15, and not Friday, May 28, as planned.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, the Kiambaa parliamentary by-election will be a race between Deputy President William Ruto and his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta, after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s People Empowerment Party (PEP) pulled out of the race.

In a statement on Monday, May 24, PEP withdrew its candidate, Raymond Kuria, from the race in favour of United Democratic Party’s (UDA) candidate John Njuguna.

Uhuru’s Jubilee Party, on the other hand, has endorsed Kariri Njama as its flagbearer in the race.

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The Star

The publication highlighted DP Ruto’s efforts to forestall simmering divisions in the hustler’s movement house.

It is said that the house is not in a good state with his allies battling for attention ahead of the 2022 General Election.

According to the newspaper, regional leaders have been trying to outshine each other in their quest to create power centres around the DP.

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