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Top Newspaper Headlines for November 22: Unvaccinated Kenyans to be denied access to in-person government services

The country’s top newspapers on Monday, November 22 widely reported on the 2022 politics with Wiper leader Kalonzo Nusyoka convening a meeting to deliberate his chances in the presidential race come 2022.

The newspaper also reported on the new guideline by the Ministry of Health to lock those not vaccinated against COVID-19 from accessing government services.

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People Daily

According to the daily, Kenyans not vaccinated against COVID-19 will not receive in-person government services starting December 21, 2021.

The daily reported that Health CS Mutahi Kagwe directed that anyone requesting in-person government services must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination.

Further, the CS said his ministry in conjunction with county governments and other stakeholders will undertake a 10-day mass vaccination exercise from November 26.

“Nobody said vaccination is mandatory, but if you want government services you have to be vaccinated against the virus,” said Kagwe.

The Star

The Star newspaper reported that Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka is slated for a meeting with party delegates over his 2022 presidential candidature.

In the meeting, delegates are set to discuss various issues regarding his future in politics.

“This NDC will be like no other. As the technical planning this event, we have settled on Kasarani gymnasium to hold more than 5,000 party delegates and special guests

“The day will mark the beginning of Kalonzo’s journey to state house, representing a strong and united third force to face Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga,” an official told The Star.

Daily Nation

The newspaper covered the battle pitting retired Chief Justice David Maraga and lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi with the former CJ filing a suit against the lawyer over defamation.

Ahmednassir recently claimed that Maraga got to the top through solicitation and constant lobbying, adding that the former CJ once received KSh 200 million bribe.

“When Maraga applied for promotion to be appointed judge of appeal, I met him whilst in the company of my wife. He pleaded with me to look into his application favourably,” Ahmednassir claimed.

However, Maraga has since dismissed the claims as false, adding that he instituted a lawsuit against the lawyer after his failure to apologise and retract the claims which he made via Twitter.

“Despite demand for an apology and an unequivocal public retraction, the defendant has declined and refused to pull down the Twitter post,” said Maraga.

Taifa Leo

According to the daily, DP Willian Ruto’s popularity is in a downward spiral despite leading among other presidential aspirants.

A report by Tifa indicated that DP Ruto is enjoying 38% of support from Kenyans, followed by Raila, who has 23%.

In Mt Kenya, Raila has had a great reception, securing the support of all the governors except Kirinyaga’s Anne Waiguru, who decamped from the ruling Jubilee party to join Ruto’s UDA.

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The Standard

According to the daily, the One Kenya Alliance has vowed to stick together in a bid to secure the lead in the next presidential election.

On Sunday, November 21 OKA principals held rallies in Naivasha where they drummed support for the coalition.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka dispelled the reports by the media that the coalition was on the verge of collapsing, stating that they seek to have other contenders on board.

“We are one thing. It was reported that OKA principals are being sought by others to support them. We tell them as OKA we are the ones to welcome the others to join us,” Kalonzo said.

OKA brings together Kalonzo of the Wiper party, KANU’s Gideon Moi, Musalia Mudavadi of ANC and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula.

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