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Top Newspaper Headlines for May 27: Raila Odinga’s brother surrenders KSh 30 million property to state

The country’s top newspapers widely reported on National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi’s coronation as the Mt Kenya Region Spokesperson with a section of leaders from the region dismissing the ceremony.

The dailies also focused on the appeal filed by President Uhuru Kenyatta days after the High Court declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill null and void.

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The Star

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s brother, Oburu Odinga is among senior citizens that surrendered their assets to the state m after it emerged that they acquired the properties illegally.

According to the daily, Oburu forfeited a land in Kisumu valued at KSh 35 million that reportedly belongs to the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC).

Mosop MP Vincent Tuwei also returned three KRC assets valued at KSh 30 million each.

People Daily

A section of Mt Kenya leaders have dismissed yhe coronation of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as the region’s spokesperson.

According to the daily, at least four governors from the region have distanced themselves from the anointing ceremony held last week.

It is said that Governors Anne Waiguru, Mwangi wa Iria, Lee Kinyanjui and Mutahi Kahiga met at a city hotel to discuss attempts by Muturi’s overtures to the region.

Daily Nation

According to the daily, Bachelor of Education degree course (B. Ed) will woon be scraped off.

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) wants universities to do.away with the course as part of reforms that came along with the introduction of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).

The commission proposed that students who wish to pursue a career in teaching will instead take regular arts or science degrees and a one-year post-graduate diploma in education.

The Standard

The Employment and Labour Relations court certified as urgent a petition challenging the appointment of the former Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) treasurer John Matiang’i as a deputy director of education.

According to the daily, the petitioner identified as George Marango said the appointing was illegal since it was done through a competitive process.

In April, Matiang’i quit his job at the union and wrote to TSC requesting to be released from service.

Later, Education CS George Magoha wrote to the Public Service Commission (PSC) seeking Matiangi’s appointment as deputy director of education at job group R.

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Taifa Leo

A section of Deputy William Ruto’s allies from Rift Valley sent Raila Odinga Junior to his father, Raila to ask him to pay the DP’s political debt.

Nandi senator Stephen Sang and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi said Ruto helped Raila in the 2007 General Election and he should return the favour.

Raila Odinga Junior had visited Sudi at his Kapseret home.

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