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Top Newspaper Headlines for July 22: Huduma Namba to be declared unconstitutional

by | Jul 22, 2021 | Latest News | 0 comments

The country’s top newspapers on Thursday, July 22 widely reported on the 2022 polls with ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto engaging in a war of words.

The dailies also reported that Jubilee’s multi-billion project, Huduma Namba, could be soon declared unconstitutional.

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People Daily

According to the daily, Deputy President William Ruto is facing a fresh battle over the ownership of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Former chairman Mohamed Abdi Noor recently moved to the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal seeking to seize the party ownership from DP Ruto and his allies.

Noor argues that Johnstone Muthama and secretary-general Veronica Maina illegally took over the party disregarding its constitution.

The Star

The Senate is discussing a bill that seeks to regulate social media.

If passed, adult photos, hate speech and vulgar or inciting social media posts could land one in trouble.

Further, the bill seeks to tax foreigners and international firms operating social media platforms in Kenya and protect children and other innocent users from cyberbullies.

“Let us as a House and country stand up and protect, especially our growing children. Even adults who are responsible must be brought to order,” Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula said.

The Standard

In eight days, Jubilee’s multi-million project, Huduma Namba, could be rendered useless, the daily reported.

According to the daily, the project mught be declared unconstitutional after Parliament failed to rescue the law that created Huduma Namba as well as 22 other controversial status of which the court had directed they be regularised in nine months.

The High Court had in 2020 declared laws that formed Huduma Namba illegal since the National Assembly passed them without a consensus from the Senate.

However, the court gave the National Assembly a grace period to regularise them, failure to which court orders could kick in.

Taifa Leo

ODM leader Raila Odinha has urged them government to borrow more to cater for COVID-19 vaccination in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Soeakikg to the press, the ODM leader also stated that a successful mass vaccination will enable the recovery of the economy.

Raila further stated that if the containment measures will not be eased, the country will derail in its development agenda.

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Daily Nation

According to the newspaper, DP Ruto is not bothered by coalitions formed to challenge him in the 2022 general elections.

Speaking in Machakos, the DP urged the Kamba community to supporthis presidential bid come 2022.

He argued that he had a better chance of succeeding Uhuru than his other challengers including ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Governor Alfred Mutua, who are also eyeing the same seat.

The DP also accused Raila and Kalonzo Musyoka of derailing the Jubilee Party’s Big Four Agenda.

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