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Top Newspaper Headlines for October 22: 4 Rift Valley MPs change their tunes, troop back to DP Ruto’s camp

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

The country’s top newspapers on Friday, October 22 reported on ODM leader Raila Odinga’s efforts to woo the vote-rich Mt Kenya Region ahead of 2022.

The dailies also reported on Deputy President William Ruto’s decision to term ODM leader Raila Odinga a state project, arguing that the 2022 contest will be between thw hustlers and the system.

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People Daily

According to the daily, four camps supporting ODM leader Raila Odinga has emerged in the Mt Kenya Region has emerged as leaders continue to jostle to be his running mate in the upcoming polls.

Those who ar eyeing the running mate slot include; Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru governor), Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia governor), Mutahi Kagwe (Health Cabinet Secretary), Peter Munya (Agriculture CS), Martha Karua (Narc Kenya leader) and Peter Kenneth (ex-Gatanga MP).

In the 2017 elections, Mt Kenya region had over five million registered voters making it a major ground battle for presidential candidates.

The Standard

The High Court has dealt another blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta after asking him to appoint six judges he rejected within 14 days, the daily reported.

Justices George Dulu, William Musyoka, and James Wakiaga on Thursday, October 21 ruled that the Head of State violated the constitution by refusing to appoint the six judges.

To this, the three-bench judge noted that the judges will be deemed appointed if Uhuru fails to act within 14 days. .

Taifa Leo

The Swahili publication reported that Kenyan police officers are unhappy following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to vacate the daily dusk to dawn curfew.

It has now emerged that the officers who had a habit of taking advantage of citizens are worried.

County commanders and OCPDs allegedly received KSh 5,000 to KSh 100,000 from juniors who extorted Kenyans for violating COVID-19 directives.

Daily Nation

Four Rift Valley MPs who had ditched Deputy President William Ruto have changed their tunes and backed him ahead of the 2022 polls.

The MPs are; Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills), Silas Tiren (Moiben), Joshua Kutuny (Cherangany), and William Chepkut (Ainabkoi).

Keter, who has since muted after being vocal in Jubilee’s first term, said he had nothing personal against the DP.

On the other hand, Chepkut who had vowed to support KANU chair Gideon Moi argued that he could not go against his people’s wish.

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The Star

Deputy President William Ruto recently branded ODM leader Raila Odinga a state project.

Speaking at his Karen home while meeting small sclae traders from Githurai, the DP said the 2022 polls will be a heated contest between the hustlers and the system.

DP Ruto further argued that his bottom-up economic approach was the best model to deliver Kenyans out of poverty.

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