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Top newspaper headlines for September 14: Raila vows to address land injustice in Maasai if elected

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, September 14 dwelled on opposition chief Raila Odinga’s plans to woo the Maasai Community as 2022 General Elections nears.

The dailies further reported the KANU’s plans to reveal it’s flagbearer before September ends.

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The Standard

This publication reported that it would be difficult for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to get a clear understanding of what witnesses say if they are not speaking Kenya’s national language.

According to a report by the registry , the prosecution and defence announced that witness use the English and Swahili languages only.

It further state that all witnesses will be protected basing on the level of risk reported to the registry.

The trial chamber judge Miatta Maria Samba permitted Kenyan lawyer Paul Gicheru’s request on condition that he would colligate with the court’s registry to ensure no delays.

Daily Nation

The Orange Democratic Movement party leader Raila Odinga on Monday, September 13 held a meeting with delegates from Kajiado, Narok, Samburu and Laikipia in Ongata Rongai, and promised to address marginalisation in their area if elected President.

The former premier told the delegates that that the community had historically been treated unfairly on land issues.

According to Raila, if the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitution referendum had passed, allocations to Kajiado county would have increased to KSh 12.8 billion.

And allocations to Narok county would incredased by KSh 5 billion from the current KSh 8 billion to KSh 13 billion.

People Daily

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s allies in the parliament had come up with a plan to create positions of a prime minister, two deputy premiers and two deputy presidents.

Those MP’s in the the National Assembly’s Constitutional Implementation Oversight Committee will be headed to Mombasa on Tuesday next week for a meeting where they will create new positions.

These positions will then be subjugated to a National referendum which is supposed to be held alongside the August 9, 2022 General Election.

This comes as an attempt to secure some proposal in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which was declared unconstitutional by the High Court and upheld by the court of appeal.

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Taifa Leo

Taifa Leo reported that leaders from Samburu County have asked the government to publicize the owner of the ADC Laikipia Mutara Ranch.

The ranch which is 15,000-acres was previously said that it is owned by Deputy President William Ruto but the DP denied associating with the land.

Samburu leader demanded if it has ni owner it be allocated and sub-divided locals.

This came after interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i mentioned few of the properties and businesses linked to Ruto and protected by the state.

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