The country’s top newspapers on Friday, September 24 widely reported how parties are scrambling to woo at least 6 million new voters in the coming 2022 General Election.
The dailies also reported on high political stake at the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) as politicians eyeing political seats in 2022 seek Deputy President William Ruto’s attention.
The daily reported that DP Ruto is facing a dilemma as his allies in Rift Valley region hope to fly the UDA flag in vatilus political seats the coming General Election.
According to political pundits, the DP needs to be careful in such cases to avoid a backlash among the electorate.
“The DP is walking a tight rope. Any attempt to endorse certain candidates will see a fallout in UDA, which will see some candidates vying independently,” political commentator Philip Chebunet said.
The Swahili publication reported how political leaders in the country have defied President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order to stop family gatherings.
ODM leader Raila Odinga, his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi and DP William Ruto have been crisscrossing the country ahead of the 2022 General Election.
The daily also noted that police officers tasked to enforce the COVID-19 precautionary measure are reluctant.
According to the newspaper, Winnie Odhiambo, wife of later Nakuru doctor James Gakara who was suspected of killing his two children has been discharged from hospital.
The mother of two was rushed to hospital after collapsing following the incident.
Winnie had been receiving treatment at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital High Dependency Unit (HDU).
She was away in Nairobi when the incident happened and was informed of her children’s death later.
The publication reported that a section of Mt Kenya politicians are eyeing a UDA ticket in the 2022 polls, giving the party a strength in the vote-rich region.
So far, new entrants and incumbent politicians have indicated that thet would ditch Jubilee for UDA.
Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru and former Kiambu county boss Ferdinand Waititu have hinted they would seek the party’s flag in the upcoming polls.
In Laikipia, ex-governor Joshua Irungu and Laikipia West MP Patrick Mariru seek the party’s ticket for the gubernatorial seat while the senatorial seat has attracted two candidates, John Kinyua and Jane Putunoi.
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