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Top Newspaper Headlines for October 6: Uhuru rallies Kenya’s first families to back Raila come 2022

by | Oct 6, 2021 | Latest News | 0 comments

The country’s top newspapers on Wedneaday, October 6 widely reported on the 2022 General Election with President Uhuru Kenyatta rallying Kenya’s first families to back ODM leader Raila Odinga’s presidency.

The dailies also reported matters security ahead of the electioneering period with the National Police Service saying a section of politicians are working with criminals to terrorise opponents.

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People Daily

According to the daily, school headteachers have asjed the government to relelase funds to school ahead of the second term that commences next week.

Led by Kenya Secondary School Heads Association chairman Kahi Indimuli, the teachers said the schools need funds to run smoothly, noting that lack of funds will inconvenience learning.

He further asked the government to urge parents to pay school fees despite the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that parents had takwn advantage of it.

Daily Nation

President Uhuru Kenyatta has rallied Kenya’s first families to support ODM leader Raila Odinga’s 2022 presidential bid, the daily reported.

A section of prominent figures from the first families including the Head of State himself, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, and from Mwai Kibaki’s family have been throwing their weight behind the ODM leader.

For instance, Laikipia Governor Ndiritu Muriithi, who is Kibaki’s nephew had earlier said Raila’s debt in Mt Kenya should be paid first while on the other hand, Jimmy Kibaki argued that the former prime minister deserves the presidency.

The Standard

According to the daily, a man who actively involved his family in his marriage has lost his wife in a divorce.

Court documents showed that following their marriage in 2018, the man took his wife to his parent’s house where he allowed his family to manage their affairs.

At one point, the wife was assaulted by her sisters-in-law and the husband did not defend her forcing her to file for a divorce at the Kadhi’s court.

The man was directed to apologise to his wife but he instead wrote a divorce paper and the Kadhi’s court ruled that the marriage irretrievably broken.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, human rights activists have demanded the closure of Kenya’s embassy in Saudi Arabia due to mistreatment of workers in the country.

The activists argued that the government has not helped mitigate the suffering of Kenyans in the Middle-East nation despite frantic calls by workers.

Led by Haki Africa chairman Salima Macharia, the activista said it was not helpful having a fully-fledged embassy in Saudi yet it did not care about the plight of Kenyan workers.

He argued that failure to to take action on reported cases of mistreatment will only aggravate the matter.

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The Star

The National Police Service has said securing the 2022 polls will be an uphill task claiming that a section of politicians have roped in criminal gangs to terrorise opponents.

Commissioner of Police Dominic Kisavi said politicians were organising rogue boda boda riders along with the criminal gangs to cause chaos during the electioneering period.

Kisavi said preliminary investigations had shown that the formed boda boda groups are readily available to be used as agents of violence.

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