Top Newspaper Headlines for March 2: Baringo MCAs say they shot down BBI Bill to punish Senator Gideon Moi

The Ward Representatives argued that Gideon was an absentee leader in the county, and rejecting the Bill was the only way they could make the reality known to him

March 02, 2021, 08:52 AM for

The country's top newspapers reported on the government's plan to vaccinate priority groups against COVID-19 as at least 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are expected in the country at midnight.

One of the dailies also reported on Soy MP Caleb Kositany ouster as Jubile deputy secretary-general.

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People Daily

The daily reported on ODM leader Raila Odinga tour of the coast with the opposition leader flying to Taita Taveta County on Monday, March 1.

The ODM leader is using the opportunity to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum Bill.

However, political pundits have perceived the tour as one aimed to reverse the gains made by Deputy President Wiliam Ruto, who recently raided the region presumed to be an ODM stronghold.

Daily Nation

A section of MCAs from the Baringo County Assembly have said they shot down the BBI Bill to punish area Senator, Gideon Moi.

The Ward Representatives argued that Gideon was an absentee leader in the county, and rejecting the Bill was the only way they could make the reality known to him.

In other news, Jubile deputy secretary-general Caleb Kositany said he expected his ouster from the party and would not appeal against the ruling.

The Standard

The newspaper listed a number of people that the county will be looking to as COVID-19 vaccination is set to kick off.

The seven, according to the newspaper are President Uhuru Kenyatta (overall oversight), Interior CS Fred Matiang'i (provide security) Treasury CS Ukur Yatani (fund process), Health CS Mutahi Kagwe (steer exercise), Transport CS James Macharia (provide logistics), Collins Taabu (head of immunisation), Council of Governors (CoG) boss Martin Wambora (ensure coordination in counties).

According to top Health officials, the first batch (phase 1) of the vaccines is estimated to have about one million doses, while the second consignment (phase 2) is expected in July and will have 9.76 million shots.

Phase 3 will kick-off in July 2022 and will have 9.8 million doses.

Taifa Leo

A 22-year-old man found himself on the receiving end after thretening to shoot President Uhuru Kenyatta.

According to the newspaper, Simon Muchiri wrote on his Facebook page that he would shoot the Head of State without hesitation of he had a gun.

He was arraigned at a Kiambu court, where he denied the charges and was freed on KSh 200,000 bail.

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The Star

Drama ensued in a Kibera courf on Monday, March 1, after a witness refused to swear using a bible terming it the worst sin.

Francis Munala, a self-proclaimed righteous man, told the court swearing using the good book would prevent him from going to heaven.

He added the court has been sinning by telling people to swear using the Bible.

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