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Top Newspaper Headlines for May 7: List of DP Ruto allies who voted to pass BBI 

The country’s top newspaper on Friday, May 7 reported thst stalled projects in Mt Kenya region issued by Deputy President William Ruto has come to haunt him as 2022 nears.

The dailies also reported on the BBI Bill debated in the National Assembly on Thursday, May 6.

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The Standard

According to the daily, President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga used intimidation to ensure that MPs vote for the BBI Bill.

This included the ouster of Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo as the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee vice-chair, further pleading with lawmakers to set aside their political differences and endorse the draft bill.

Taifa Leo 

The Swahili publication highlighted MPs who defied handshake partners Uhuru and Raila when they called for amendments to the BBI Bill.

The duo had in a statement appealed to MPs and senators to support the bill, however, some of them heard none of it.

They are Senators James Orengo (Siaya), Margaret Kamar (Uasin Gishu), Otiende Amollo (Rarieda),Enock Wambua (Kitui), Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi), Okong’o Omogeni (Nyamira) and Ledama ole Kina (Narok).

Daily Nation

According to the newspaper, division rocked DP Ruto’s camp after a section of leaders allied to the camp voted to pass the BBI Bill.

The voting process saw some of the harshest critics of the handshake and the BBI vote for the Bill.

They include Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), David ole Sankok (nominated), Kareke Mbiuki (Maara), Joash Nyamoko (North Mugirango) and Purity Kathambi (Njoro).

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People Daily

A section of leaders from the Mt Kenya region have slammed Deputy President William Ruto for launchinf launching projects which later stalled.

Led by Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria, the leaders accused DP Ruto of using government projects for personal gains.

The county boss also dismissed the economic pact recently agreed between the DP and a section of Central MPs, arguing that they did not consult wananchi.

“We cannot have leaders already in power promising our people better lives in future, yet they are doing nothing to improve their lives” said Wa Iria.

He added;

“They should tell residents what happened to the numerous projects he (Ruto) purported to commission across the region but which do not exist on the ground before telling us about an economic blueprint.”

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