Top Newspaper Headlines for August 4: DP Ruto to sought permission from Uhuru to travel outside the country

According to officials privy to the matter, the orders were issued two weeks ago following the DP's visit to Zanzibar

August 04, 2021, 08:42 AM for

The country's top newspapers on Wednesday, August 4 reported on Deputy President William Ruto's aborted trip to Uganda with new reports indicating that he was set to meet Uganda President Yoweri Museveni's handlers for advise.

The dailies also reported on the dissolution of National Super Alliance (NASA) which was formed ahead of the 2017 General Elections.

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Daily Nation

Deputy President William Ruto was set to meet with Yoweri Museveni's advisers in his trip to Uganda ahead of the highly anticipated 2022 General Elections.

According to the publication, DP Ruto was set to hold private talks with Museveni while his allies were set to speak with National Resistance Movement (NRM) officials.

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi stated that the DP is looking for a a political mentor ahead of the 2022 polls since he fell out with his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta.


The Standard

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has expressed confidence that the High Court ruling that declared Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) null and void will be overturned.

According to the publication, the Senator stated that the bill has a number of goodies for Kenyans including strategies for economic recovery especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A seven-judge bench is expected to deliver a verdict on the appeal on August 20.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, One Kenya Alliance (OKA) co-principals have asked Senator Moi to terminate his coalition agreement with President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party and fully support OKA.

OKA co-principals; Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka, ANC's Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya's Moses Wetangula made the statement in a meeting in Karen, Nairobi.

However, KANU's secretary-general Nick Salat had earlier stated that the party is not ready to end its coalition agreement with Jubilee and fully join OKA since it was still a young coalition.

The Star

According to the newspaper, DP Ruto will not be allowed to leave the country without a written permission from Uhuru.

According to officials privy to the matter, the orders were issued two weeks ago following the DP's visit to Zanzibar.

Further, ambassadors had been given instructions not to arrange any of Ruto's trips unless Uhuru has approved then in writing.

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People Daily

Health experts have warned Kenyans to brace themselves for a surge in COVID-19 infections in the next two weeks.

According to the daily, the more transmissible, aggressive Deltra variant is to be blamed for an increase in infections.

Deputy director at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Matilu Mwao said the virus had spread in almost all parts of the nation adding Kenyans should get vaccinated and follow Ministry of Health protocols to keep it at bay.

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