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Top Newspaper Headlines for September 2: CS Matiang’i accuses DP Ruto of misusing elite security

The country’s top newspapers on Thursday, September 2 widely reported on Deputy President William Ruto’s proprieties as listed by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

The dailies dailies also highlighted the ongoing battle between the pro and anti-BBI MPs as they try to salvage it after being declared unconstitutional by the Court of Appeal.

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The Standard

According to the newspaper, Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) will start transporting cargo from the port of Mombasa to Kisumu, Nairobi and Bungoma starting November 2021.

Also, passengers travelling to Western and Nyanza counties will get a chance to travel by train before the year ends.

KRC managing director Philip Mainga said the government started a KSh 3.8 billion upgrade of the old railway track from Nakuru to Kisumu in August 2020.

The move, according to the MD, was to aid the moving of cargo in neighbouring countries through Lake Victoria.

Taifa Leo

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), said the possibility of getting your money back after being conned is minimal.

The DCI explained that arresting people using those syndicates is hard because they use other people’s identification cards.

As a result, the agency warned Kenyans against paying money to organisations and agencies they are not sure about.

The Star

According to the daily, parents who fail to enroll their students in Form 1 by Friday, September 3 risk being arrested and prosecuted.

Speaking to the press, Education CS George Magoha directed all parents that have not enrolled their children to school because of money issues to avail themselves to the nearest secondary school for admission.

“Laughing time with parents is over. By Friday those who will not have taken their children to school will be arrested,” Magoha said.

Daily Nation

According to the daily, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i accused deputy president William Ruto of misusing the elite security detail deployed to guard him.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Security and National Administration, the CS stated that the DP had redeployed the elite security to undertake functions that has nothing to do with his official duties.

The DP was also accused of assigning the officers to guard individuals within his circles who have questionable characters and a threat to the nation.

It was also alleged that DP Ruto had allocated two officers each to his allies, Aisha Jumwa and Oscar Sudi.

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People Daily

According to the daily, a number of MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto now want seven Bills related to the BBI suspended.

The move has since opened a battlefront between pro and anti-BBI over the Bills introduced in the house by pro-BBI MPs to rescue certain clauses in the BBI that has since been declared unconstitutional.

The Bills include the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill sponsored by the Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee which seeks to allow the president to appoint cabinet secretaries from among MPs.

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