The country’s top newspaper’s on Tuesday, September 28 widely reported a palnnedw meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta’s strategy team and ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Also, the dailies reported on a ruling by the High Court suspending a decision by Commissioner General of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Githii Mburu to adjust excise duty rates for all petroleum products.
According to the daily, Deputy President William Ruto has bowedto pressure from political parties linked to his United Democratic Movement (UDA) not to fold for his State House bif come 2022.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria of the Chama Cha Kazi (CCK), former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri of The Service Party (TSP) and Isaac Rutto of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) have all declared they will not merge with UDA.
This comes even after the DP termed the aforementioned parties, tribal parties, maintaining thathis agenda is to make UDA a national party.
The daily reported the High Court decision on Monday, September 27 to suspend a decision by Commissioner General of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Githii Mburu to adjust excise duty rates for all petroleum products.
Justice James Makau said petitioners habe a prima facie case with a likelihood to succeed.
Justice Makau issued the interim orders after four youth from Korogocho’s Ufanisi Center petitioned the court to stop the increase.
According to the daily, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s advisers and financiers are working closet with ODM leader Raila Odinga to craft a presidential campaign strategy for thw ODM leader.
The daily reported that a section of influential businessmen under the Mount Kenya Foundation (MKF) are at the center of the deal and are expected to meet the ODM leader at Safari Park Hotel today.
The businessmen who previously backed Uhuru are expected to work closely with Jubilee’s 2013 and 2017 strategists.
According to the Swahili publication, Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho isnunder pressure to name his successor ahead of the 2022 polls.
However, the county boss tood his ground, declining to do so but urging all those seeking to succeed him to defend themselves before the electorate.
The seat has attracted at least five politicians: MPs Abdulswamad Nassir (Mvita), Ali Mbogo (Kisauni), area Deputy Governor William Kingi, and businessman Suleiman Shahbal and former senator Hassan Omar.
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