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Top Newspaper Headlines for May 4: Orengo at the center of ODM wrangles over disloyalty

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, May 4 widely reported on Tanzania President Samia Suluhu’s maiden visit to Kenya on the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The dailies also reported on wrangles within ODM party with Siaya Senator James Orengo being accused of disloyalty.

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Daily Nation

Tanzania President Samia Suluhu is set to kickoff his maiden trip to Kenya on Tuesday, May 4.

Kenya and Tanzanian have been working to reset their diplomatic ties tainted during late President John Pombe Magufuli’s tenure

Her visit came weeks after she hosted Sports CS Amina Mohammed for diplomatic talks at State House, Dodoma.

Taifa Leo

As the 2022 polls nears, the Swahili publication highlighted alternative leaders in a position to succeed Uhuru.

The daily also reported on this year’s World Press Freedom Day where authorities were urged to conduct impartial and credible investigations into all cases of attacks and physical assault against journalists.

Further, the daily termed Kilifi governor Amason Kingi an isolated man after his efforts to bring together coast leaders and form a regional party hit a snag.

People Daily

The daily reported on the ongoing wrangles within Raila Odinga-led party ODM over the BBI Bill.

Political players allied to the former prime minister are said to have different opinions on whether to amend Bill that seeks to alter the Supreme law or not.

The newspaper noted that the indifferences are most likely to affect the party ahead of the 2022 polls.

The Standard

The newspaper reported on among other national issues Suluhi’s visit to Kenya which is aimed at ‘fixing’ the frosty relations between Kenya and Tanzania.

The daily also highlighted on the ongoing wrangles within ODM with Senator Orengo on the spot over disloyalty.

The newspaper further reported that private schools have petitioned the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to explain the recent scores they believe disadvantaged their learners.

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The Star

The Star newspaper focused on a team of political elite working behind the scenes to make Deputy President William Ruto’s presidency dream a success.

The DP’s team has been expanding over time, with the DP bringing on board well-known economists, political experts and veteran political leaders from around the country in the last one month.

The team include Central Bank governor Njuguna Ndung’u, economist David Ndii, former Cabinet Secretary Davis Chirchir, and Prof Larry Gumbe, a former ally of Raila.

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