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Top Newspaper Headlines for October 29: Uhuru, Raila’s allies reserve possible coalition names ahead of 2022

The country’s top newspapers on Friday, October 29 widely reported on the 2022 succession politics with Deputy President William Ruto urging Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to ditch ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of the 2022 polls.

On the other hand, pro-handshake supporters have moved to reserve two names for a coalition between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.

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People Daily

Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga has vowed to rally judges to boycott work until President Uhuru Kenyatta appoints the six judges he left out in June.

The former CJ said his first assignment would be making sure exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna is back home before rallying the Court of Appeal judges to down their tools.

“After Miguna’s return we will also petition judges of the Court of Appeal to down their tools in solidarity with their six colleagues,” Mutunga said.

The six are Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, Weldon Korir, Aggrey Muchelule, Evans Makori and Judith Omange.

The Standard

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr recently stated that Deputy President William Ruto is courting Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka ahead of 2022 General Election.

In the recent days, the DP has intensified his campaigns in the region which has predominantly voted for Raila in the past elections.

“I have no doubts that there are efforts to reach out to Kalonzo, and we are waiting to see,” Kilonzo Jnr said.

The Star

According to the newspaper, as the 2022 polls continue to draw closer, DP William Ruto has unveiled new campaign strategies targeting the opposition strongholds.

This comes as the battle for the vote-rich Mt Kenya region continues.

Former PM Raila Odinga has already launched a charm offensive in Central Kenya, insisting he knows how to ‘climb the mountain’.

On the other hand , DP Ruto has camped in Western and Ukambani regions while slowing down his campaigns in Uhuru’s perceived backyard.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, President Uhuru Kenyatta had directed all public servants to wear African attires on Fridays.

The Head of State said public servants should fully embrace locally made clothes in the spirit of the Buy Kenya, Build Kenya strategy.

Uhuru said the move would help promote the Big Four Agenda that includes manufacturing.

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Daily Nation

According to the daily, President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s 2022 coalition olans habe begun taking shape.

The newspaper reported that the duo’s allies have applied to reserve two possible coalition names; Azimio la Umoja and Alliance for Change at the Office of the Political Parties.

Registrar Anne Nderitu confirmed her office had received the request to reserve the names.

“Our team is still going through our records to verify whether they are already earmarked then we shall duly respond,” she said.

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