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Top newspaper headlines for September 27: Uhuru angered by Mt Kenya leaders who betrayed him to support Ruto

The countries top newspapers on Monday, September 27 reported that President Uhuru Kenyatta is angered with his Mt Kenya allies for betraying him.

The paper also dwelled on the 2022 politics reporting that the ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto’s campaigns have so far been fruitful.

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Daily Nation

This newspaper reported how the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is facing a setback as various crucial institutions fail to comply into providing an enabling environment for 2022 General Elections.

It is reported that the National Assembly had several seats and discussed to have the vote held seamless.

The electoral agency has also not yet started preparation for the nearing elections as the Treasury has not yet disbursed funds.

The Communication Authority (CA) has also been at fault with IEBC for its failure to ensure there is 3G network coverage in all of the 53,000 polling stations.

IEBC said that everything was in order and had addressed the issued raised by the Supreme Court in 2017 when it cancelled presidential results.

The agency however put all the blame to the three institutions alleging that they have plans to sabotage the election process.

People Daily

President Uhuru Kenyatta is not at peace with his Central Kenya allies who allegedly betrayed him especially after the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was declared unconstitutional by the courts.

Frustrated Uhuru is said to have let the people of the region to decide their fete after they dissented from him even after he had promised to leave them in safe hands as he retires.

After the bill were nullified the president has not been in good terms with the regions’ leaders.

He was also angered by a good number of Mt Kenya region leaders who left his side and joined Deputy President William Ruto’s camp.

He feels betrayed and frustrated by the very people he believes he wanted to assist by preparing a better future for,” his ally Kimani Ngunjiri said.

It is said that he will now be turning down anyone taking political talks to him as he only wants to focus on delivering what he had promised Kenyans.

“The boss is focused more on development and building his legacy. If you try to talk to him about the Mt Kenya region politics he will dismiss you,” said another ally of his.

The Standard

The opposition chief Raila Odinga and the second in command William Ruto, who are probably the top candidates in the next year’s polls have plotted news campaigns that will have them win more and more followers.

These two are reported to have won the hearts of defectors who joined their journey and made their once rival their home.

As for Raila, he has won defectors from Narok, Tharaka-Nithi, Embu, and Marsabit counties. These defectors were previously supporting Ruto.

And on Ruto side, the same thing has happened as he already has a good number of leaders who initially opposed him.

In the Central Kenya region, the DP has netted many leaders who previously supported the President’s Jubilee party.

Ruto is all smiles after Thika Town MP Patrick Wainaina and his Githunguri counterpart Gabriel Kago who formerly supported the Kieleweke movement joined Tangatanga.

In June, Ruto lost Kiambu MP Gathoni Wa Muchomba who joined the opposition side.

Ruto is said to be expecting another win if Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru joins him. She has hinted at joining Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

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Taifa Leo

The new order by church leaders to have all politicians away from the pulpit has affected the leaders who were used to selling their agendas via the church.

These politicians have now decided to attend small churches where there are no sanctions.

Ruto attended a service at the AIPCA church in Tomau, Meru county on Sunday, September 26 where he asked church leaders to remove the block as politician are also believers.

Raila on the other hand took sides with the church noting that some leaders had taken bad politics in the place of worship.

According to Raila, those who wish to do politics should do it outside the church.

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