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Top Newspaper Headlines: Uhuru, DP Ruto security detail separated

The country’s top newspapers on Wednesday, June 30 reported on the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) petition at the Court of Appeal.

The dailies also reported on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ambition to vaccinate all 26 million Kenyan adults by 2022.

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The Star

According to the newspaper, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto’s security detail have been separated.

The newspaper informed that the officers guarding the VIPs were working as a unit since 2013 when the Head of State and his deputy assumed office.

However, following Uhuru and DP Ruto’s fallout the president’s security detail report directly to State House while those attached to Ruto report to his official residence in Karen.

Taifa Leo

South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro has defended himself after being ranked among silent MPs in Parliament in 2020.

The MP dismissed the ranking arguing that Parliament proceedings became lesser in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The South Mugirango MP was ranked alongside MPs Jane Chebaibai (Elgeyo Marakwet), Jane Njiru (Embu), Anab Gure (Garissa), Irene Kasalu (Kitui), Rose Mumo (Makueni), Amina Gedow (Mandera), Asha Mohammed (Mombasa), Lilian Tomitom (West Pokot), Janet Teyiaa (Kajiado), Ernest Kivai (Vihiga), Alfred Sambu (Webuye East), Imran Okoth (Kibra), George Kariuki (Ndia), Joshua Aduma Owuor (Nyakach), Lokiru Ali Mohamed (Turkana East)

Daily Nation

Migori Governor Okoth Obado now wants his trial where he is accused of the murdere of a pregnant university student who appeared to be his girlfriend postponed.

In a letter addressed to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), the county boss noted that COVID-19 restrictions have barred him from travelling to Nairobi.

The trial is set for July 5.

The prosecution has lined up 37 witnesses to testify against the county boss and his two co-accused persons Michael Juma Oyamo and Casper Obiero.

The Standard

A woman who was stranded in Saudi Arabia is haply after returning home safe and sound.

Patricia Wanja Kimani’s situation recently touched the hearts of many after sharing an emotional video narrating the mistreatment she was going through while in Saudi Arabia.

Her story came to the attention of the International Organisation of Migration, who contacted the Kenyan Embassy in the middle-East country.

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People Daily

Health experts have warned peiple people in hotspot areas to remain vigilant despite dropping cases of COVID-19 in the region.

A report from the Ministry of Health showed that most of the 13 counties recorded a decline in infections in the last week.

Medical experts, however, warned that it was too early to celebrate.

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