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Top Newspaper Headlines for November 10: Ida Odinga speaks on relationship with Rachel Ruto, Margaret Kenyatta

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, November 10 widely reported on Deputy President William Ruto’s Nyanza tour that commenced on Tuesday, November 10.

The dailies also reported on One Kenya Alliance’s hesitance to commence serious campaigns despite announcing their presidency bid.

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People Daily

The hearing of slain athlete Agnes Tirop’s murder case will delay further after the High Court ordered assessment for the prime suspect, Ibrahim Kipkoech.

Kipkoech who was husband to the slain athlete is expected to answer to murder charges on Tuesday, November 6.

At the same time, CCTV footage obtained from the slain athlete’s house indicated that she was killed on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

The Star

According to the daily, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has asked Deputy President William Ruto to be ready to concede defeat post 2022 General Election.

Reacting to the DP’s recent remarks where he discredited the electoral process, a section of ODM leaders said the DP is seemingly setting stage for a disputed outcome.

Recently, DP Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party wrote to IEBC questioning Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matiang’i and Joe Mucheru’s involvement in preparation of the 2022 polls.

Daily Nation

The daily reported on ODM leader Raila Odinga’s wife Ida Odinga’s support for her husband’s presidential bid and her relationship with DP William Ruto’s wife, Rachel Ruto.

Speaking in an interview with the daily, Ida maintained that Raila is the best bet for presidency in 2022 further citing his great ideas for the country.

On her husband’s announcement slated for December, Ida said she is anxious about it too and has no idea what her husband will declare on the date.

She also talked about her relationship with first lady Margaret Kenyatta and secondary lady Rachel Ruto.

“Even with Rachel, we would be easy, but I know it won’t be easy for her. The spouse (Ruto) may not allow her to engage with me for obvious political reasons. He may not like it,” she said.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principals seem too exhausted to campaign for their 2022 presidential bid.

Unlike their two rivals in the presidential race, DP William Ruto and Raila Odinga have been touring the country to sell their agenda.

The last time the OKA principals were spotted campaigning in public was on October 31 when they, on a rare occasion, brought Githurai to a total standstill.

OKA brings together Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) and Gideon Moi (KANU).

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The Standard

According to the daily, Deputy President William Ruto has hit out at ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Ruto said the BBI was a mega fraud that was aimed at altering the constitution to create an imperial presidency.

Speaking during the first day of his Kisumu tour, the DP noted Nyanza region was still lagging behind in development because of a lack of political goodwill.

He championed his bottom-up economic agenda which he said has a bag of goodies for the Nyanza people should he become president in 2022.

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