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Top Newspaper Headlines for October 12: Over 20 women eyeing gubernatorial posts in 2022

by | Oct 12, 2021 | Latest News | 0 comments

The country’s top newspapers on Tuesday, October 2021 reported on the 2022 General Election, highlighting the number of women eyeing gubernatorial seats in the coming coming polls.

The newspapers also reported on ODM leader Raila Odinga’s efforts to consolidate his political base as he warms up for the 2022 presidential race.

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The Standard

Principals of secondary schools across the country have been asked to admit all students as students report back to school for their second term.

Basic Education PS Julius Jwan urged school heads to hear their student’s grievances and allow them to attend classes.

The PS further urged parents to harmonise their fees accounts to account for extra money paid by parents during term one admissions.

Daily Nation

According to the daily, at least 23 women are eyeing the governor post in 2022, raising possibility that counties could have more women female governors.

Some of the women who have shown interest in the seat include Susan Kihika (Nakuru senator), Fatuma Achani (Kwale deputy governor), Soipan Tuya (Narok MP), Florence Mutua (Busia MP), Cecily Mbarire (nominated MP), among others.

Only three women have occupied the office since its introduction in 2013.

The only women to have occupied the office are the late Joyce Laboso (Bomet), Charity Ngilu (Kitui), and Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga).

The Star

According to the daily, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard has reported the lowest turnout in the mass voter listing that is currently underway.

It has also emerged that politicians could be moving voters to other regions as over 5,200 transfer requests have been submitted to IEBC in the last seven days.

For instance, in Kiambu where IEBC targets to list over 385,000 new voters in Kiambu, only 2,334 was recorded in the first week.

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Taifa Leo

The newspaper reported on ODM leadee Raila Odinga’s efforts to consolidate his political race as he moves towards Central, Rift Valley and the North Eastern regions.

The Swahili publication added that the ODM leader will deploy his key allies in his strongholds in Nyanza, Coast, Nairobi and western to excite the base and ward off competition.

Fewer leaders will accompany him in his nationwide tours as he seeks to win over the moderates and the undecided ahead of the 2022 polls.

Deputy leaders Ali Hassan Joho and Wycliffe Oparanya, national chairman John Mbadi, secretary-general Edwin Sifuna and other leaders will spearhead the campaigns.

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