The country’s top newspapers widely covered on the new development in the controversial Arror – Kimwarer dams scandal as former Treasury PS Kamau Thugge is set to testify against his former boss Henry Rotich

The dailies also reported on Tourism CS Najib Balala’s latest move to appoint British model Naomi Campbell as tourism ambassador.

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People Daily

Former Treasury PS Kamau Thugge is now a state witness in the Aror – Kamwarer dam scandals after striking a deal with Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji.

Haji has since withdrawn all charges against Thugge and he is set to testify against his former boss soon.


Following the deal, the former PS is expected to reveal everything that he knows concerning the dams scandals that shook the country.

Taifa Leo

Meteorologists have warned that the country is likely to face a very dry year with scientists saying that they have predicted low amounts of rainfall between March and May.

March and May is the period that most farmers till and plant.

The Standard

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu is a lucky woman after the court dismissed activist Okiyah Omtatah’s case seeking to block Mwilu from assuming the role of acting Chief Justice.

The court ruled that the case was premature and relied on cases against Mwilu that are already pending before the Judicial Service Commission and other courts.

Following his exit, retired Chief Justice David Maraga is set to be paid over KSh 15 million for the 18 years he has served the Judiciary, he will be entitled to a monthly pension equal to 80% of his last salary, KSh 10 million and KSh 300,000 inpatient and outpatient medical covers respectively.

The Star

The daily reported on Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala’s decision to appoint British supermodel Naomi Campbell as the Magical Kenya International Tourism Ambassador.

In a statement on Tuesday, January 12, the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said Campbell had been tasked with promoting Kenya as an ideal tourism and travel destination to the world.

The daily also highlighted on Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga political rivalry with the DP supporting regional parties while Odinga is against it.

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Daily Nation

Deputy President William Ruto allies have dared Amani National Congress (ANC) counterparts to bring on the impeachment motion against the DP.

The leaders dismissed calls by ANC to impeach DP Ruto saying that it will die on arrival, describing ANC as a village party with 10 MPs and could not match a political heavyweight like the second-in-command.

According to Belgut MP Nelson Koech, the ANC legislators were just over-excited by Uhuru’s weekend remarks where he suggested that he could back a candidate from another tribe who is not Kikuyu or Kalenjin.

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