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Top Newspaper Headlines for May 5: Wrangles within ODM intensify as members form 3 factions

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, May 5 widely reported on Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu’s maiden two-day visit to Kenya.

The dailies also reported on the ongoing wrangles within Raila Odinga-led party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

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Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication reported on the ongoing wrangles within ODM party with sucession succession politics taking center stage.

According to the newspaper, three faction have emerged within the opposition party, one that brings together youthful MPs and led by MP Junet Mohammed, another one led by Siaya Senator James Orengo and the third one led by Migori governor Zachary Okoth Obado.

The groups are determined to fill succeed Raila if he retires, with the Junet-led faction seeking to remove long serving politicians like Orengo.

Daily Nation

Jubilee party, according to the daily has reportedly refused to hold talks with Deputy President William Ruto’s linked party, United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Addressing the matter, Jubilee vice-chair David Murathe maintained that the talks will not be held as Jubilee’s termination of its coalition deal with UDA was still in force.

He, however, noted that if UDA political leaders desist from violating Jubilee Code of Conduct, then the ruling party would shelve their plan to expel them.

The Star

According to the daily, DP Ruto has pledge to implement the hustlers’ economic blueprint which will be unveiled in December 2021.

The DP expressed confidence that his promise to change Kenya will come to pass, further vowing to prove wrong his critics.

He noted that his bottom-up economic strategy will work.

People Daily

Transport CS James Macharia has warned Public Service Vehicles (PSV) against operating at full capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CS insisted that matatus should adhere to the laid down COVID-19 measures as the country is still under threat of COVID-19.

He added that containment measures will be relaxed once the contraction rate reaches 2.5%.

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The Standard

The newspaper reported on Tanzanian president Samia Suluhi’s maided two-day visit to Kenya marking the end of turbulent diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Suluhu and her Kenyan counterpart Uhuru witnessed the signing of two bilateral agreements – the joint construction of a gas pipeline between Dar es Salaam and Mombasa and cooperation in culture, arts, social integration and national heritage.

Later today, Wednesday, May 5, Suluhu is expected to address to a joint sitting of parliament at 2.30pm.

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