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Top Newspaper Headlines for October 13: Confusion as Jubilee Party fires 70 staffers under unclear circumstances

by | Oct 13, 2021 | Latest News | 0 comments

The newspapers on Wednesday, October 13 widely reported on the maritime case between Kenya and Somalia with International Court of Justice ruled in favour of Somalia.

The dailies also reported on the ongoing mass registration exercise of voters with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) asking politicians to desist from threatening Kenyans to participate in the exercise.

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The Star

According to the daily, a crisis has rocked Jubilee Party after 70 staffers were laid off mysteriously.

Executive Director Wambui Gichugu sent out termination letters to the staffers including directors and senior managers.

In the letter, Gichugu said the National Management Committee had reached the decision of sacking them due to the ongoing plans to restructure the outfit.

The daily further noted that the party secretary-general was kept in the dark during the decision making that has resulted to the firing of the staffers.

Daily Nation

ODM leader Raila Odinga is now accusing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of foul play in the mass voters registration which is currently underway.

According to a section of MPs allied to the ODM leader, IEBC has disenfranchised it’s strongholds noting that most of them have fewer polling stations as the old ones had been degazetted.

Led by Tom Kajwang’, the MPs accused the IEBC of basing the new mass registration process on imaginations, adding that the scheme is part of a plot by the commission to skew numbers in next year’s polls.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, IEBC has warned politicians against using threats in the mass voters registration drive that is currently taking place.

This comes after South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro threatened to deny bursaries his constituents who will not register as voters.

On the other hand, Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire was also out on the spot after saying that any youth who will not register as a voter will not get any Constituency Development Fund from his office.

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People Daily

Kirinyaga Woman Representative Purity Wangui Ngirici has declared she is ready to battle for Kirinyaga gubernatorial position with her rival Anne Waiguru.

Ngirici, who has, already declared her interest in the governorship is set to face the incumbent Waiguru and Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua in 2022.

Reacting to Waiguru joining the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), the woman rep said should the party give the governor the gubernatorial ticket, she will jump ship.

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