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Top Newspaper Headlines for November 26: Ngirici contemplates leaving UDA following Waiguru’s entry

The country’s top newspapers on Friday, November 26 wodely reported on the Wiper Party National Delegates Conference whichwas graced by among others ODM leader Raila Odinga and his ANC counterpart, Musalia Mudavadi.

The dailies also reported on the brewing fall out between Kirinyaga Women Rep Purity Ngirici and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) following Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru’s entry.

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People Daily

According to the newspaper, ODM leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka were in talks to join forces and come up with a formidable coalition ahead of 2022.

The daily reported that the former prime minister did not rule out the possibility of working with Kalonzo ahead in the 2022 polls.

Months back, Kalonzo said he would not work with Raila saying he would be foolish if he backs Raila after their joint bids flopped in 2013 and 2017.

The Star

The newspaper reported on the resolution made out of the Wiper NDC held on Thursday, November 25 at the Kasarani gymnasium where the party settled on party leader Kalonzo Musyoka as its flag bearer come 2022.

The highlight of the meeting happened when ODM leader Raila Odinga hinted at reuniting with Kalonzo ahead of the 2022 elections.

“What Kalonzo is advocating for is the same with what Raila is advocating for. I’m certain that our paths will cross again in the near future,” said Raila.

The Standard

The daily reported on the brewing fallout between Kirinyaga Women Rep Purity Ngirici and the UDA party linked to Deputy President William Ruto.

Ngirici’s stay at the party was immensely affected by the arrival of her political rival, Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru who joined the party last month.

The MP said she regretted investing in the party and passionately popularising it, noting that she is strategising before making a move ahead of 2022.

“Only tricksters exist in the world of politics, loyalty is a mirage and ambiguous. I don’t even want to remember how much I have used my valuable resources to build the UDA party in Kirinyaga from scratch. But I’m young in politics and still learning,” she said.

Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication reported on Chief Justice Martha Koome’s response to DP William Ruto’s allies over her involvement in the committee overseeing the preparations of 2022 polls.

Speaking during the Annual Devolution Conference in Makueni county on Thursday, November 25, Koome said the committee was not made up of politicians who could compromise Judicial independence.

“I was attacked for attending a meeting on elections preparedness. The Judicial Service Act gives me the mandate to be the link for the Judiciary with other government

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“Our Constitution expresses the wishes of the people. We need to celebrate it at equal measure,” she said.

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