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Top Newspaper Headlines for May 28: Uhuru ignores DP Ruto’s calls for ceasefire

The country’s top newspapers reported on the National Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 27 where President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deouty William Ruto met for the first time after months.

Further, the dailies reported the nullification of the appointment of 128 parastatal heads made in June 2018.

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Daily Nation

Kenyan security agencies have heightened surveillance in the North Eastern Region following recent attacks by Al-Shabaab militants.

In the recent past, at least thirteen people, including 10 security officers, have died after the terrorists scaled their attacks with intelligence agencies warning of impending attacks.

“More reports warn of an impending terror attack in lower Garissa and areas around Boni Forest in Lamu county. Based on previous sighting and threat reports, it is plausible a large number of militants will be deployed to conduct an attack in Kenya,” an intelligence brief cautioned.

The Standard 

Uhuru has suffered yet another blow after The High Court on Thursday, May 27 declared Uhuru’s appointment of 128 parastatal heads in June 2018 unconstitutional.

Judges Chacha Mwita, Jessie Lessit and Lucy Njuguna who made the ruling argued that the Head of State did not follow due process in their appointments.

The appointment had been challenged by the Katiba Institute and the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG).

People Daily

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday, May 27 extended an olive branch to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner ODM leader Raila Odinga during the National Prayer Breakfast.

The DP who has been on crossroads with the two since the March 2018 handshake sought a political truce stating it was time to reason together.

“So much has happened, but as things stand today, the Tanga Tanga tours are no longer there, and the BBI reggae has stopped. Maybe God is telling us to come; let us reason together,” Ruto said.

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The Star

According to the daily, Uhuru has ignored DP Ruto’s call to go slow on political hostilities.

Speaking during the National Prayer Breakfast, the DP stated that it was time for leaders to unite and push national agendas jointly.

However, Uhuru ignored the calls addressing other matters, including asking parliament to speedily approve the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) bill.

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