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Top Newspaper Headlines for November 9: Politicians facing corruption, hate speech charges to be barred from participating in 2022 polls

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, November 9 highlighted the pain that parents are going through student’s indiscipline that has led to the burning burning of dormitories.

A section of the national dailies also reported on the upcoming Jubilee Party National Delegates Conference(NDC) slated for Tuesday, November 30.

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People Daily

Politicians and government officials battling corruption, economic crimes and hate speech cases may be barred from contesting for elective seats come 2022.

According to the daily, a multi-agency working on the 2022 General Election has proposed that politicians with criminal charges and those facing ethnic contempt litigation should be completely barred from participating in the polls.

As a result, The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) are part of a team gathering information to bar politicians facing graft and hate speech from seeking to vie elective positions.

The Star

The newspaper reported on lawyer Hassan Nandwa’s disappearance noting that he was found dumped in Mwingi on Monday, November 8 at 1am.

His discovery came more than a week after he went missing under unclear circumstances while leaving Nairobi’s Jamia Mosque after the evening prayers.

Until now, it remains unclear who was behind the lawyer’s abduction and where he was held hostage during that time.

Daily Nation

Education stakeholders have warned that the wave of school unrest in the country will have costly repercussions for learners and the parents.

Parents of burnt schools will be forced to pay punitive fines to facilitate the repair of damaged property, while learners loose class time as those arrested earn a criminal tag.

The latest institutions to catch the fiery wave include academic giant Maranda High School in Siaya county, closed indefinitely on Monday, November 8.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, Jubilee Party is set to hold its National Delegates Conference(NDC) today, Tuesday, November 30.

Speaking on the meeting, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju said the main agenda of meeting will be amending the party’s constitution.

The meeting comes barely a week after MPs allied to the ruling party revealed plans to expel Deputy President William Ruto and his allies.

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The Standard

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is warning of a decline in the pace of lending as banks implement the State’s 12-month freeze on the blacklisting of defaulters of below KSh 5 million loans.

On Monday, November 8, the regulator said that the rollout of the directive issued by Uhuru last month would leave banks with no tools to differentiate between good borrowers and defaulters.

This situation, CBK said, may tempt banks to close the taps of credit in a move that may deny a chance to borrowers such as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) seeking loans to recover from the coronavirus-induced economic fallout.

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