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Top Newspaper Headlines for October 20: Eyes on UhuRuto ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kirinyaga

The country’s top newspaper on Wednesday, October 20 widely reported on Mashujaa Day celebrations which will be held in Kirinyaga County.

The dailies also reported on Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga tours across the country as the two leaders embark on campaigns ahead of the 2022 General Election.

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Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to talk about succession politicos during the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

The county boss insisted that the Head of State should set the recosrd straight and name his preferred successor come 2022.

Waiguru added that the county was ready to host the celebrations making it the first national celebrations to the held in the country since independence.

She first her noted that over 100,000 residents had been vaccinated against COVID-19.

People Daily

Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has said jobless Kenyans need a long term solution and not promises of stipends and handouts.

Reacting to ODM leader Raila Odinga’s monthly stipend pledge to unemployed Kenyans, the ANC leader said the youths should be given practical ways through which they can overccome poverty and earn a decent living.

Mudavadi stated that should he ascend to the top seat in 2022, he will come up with incentives for the self-employed youths so that they can always have something to fall on.

Daily Nation

According to the daily, all eyes will be on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto who are set to share a podium in Kirinyaga during the Mashujaa Day celebrations.

The two leaders who have been trading barbs in the recent past will meet for the first time since June during the national celebrations.

Aside from sharing the podium with DP Ruto, Uhuru will also face a populace expecting to hear from him on matters of national concerns like the curfew and drought in some parts of the country.

The Standard

According to the daily, DP William Ruto has stated that he is ready to face ODM leader Raila Odinga in the 2022 General Election.

Speaking during his tour in Lamu, the DP said it was unfortunate for the more than eight voters who voted for Jubilee in 2017 are now being rallied behind an outsider.

DP Ruto argued that he will send Raila home in the morning in the 2022 General Election.

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The Star

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidential bid has received a major boost after a section of leaders from Mt Kenyan East endorsed him for the seat.

The leaders said they support Raila because he has vast experience and knowledge on how to solve Kenyans’ problems.

The former Prime Minister got the backing of governors Kiraitu Murungi (Meru), Martin Wambora (Embu), and Muthomi Njoki (Tharaka Nithi).

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