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The country’s top newspapers reported on the heated political campaigns for 2022 presidency with many candidates and political parties arising.

The newspapers also reported about a saddening incident that happened in a school where students drunk hand sanitizers leading to one death and two others lost sight.

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Daily Nation

The daily reported on a deadline set by Orange Democratic Party’s National Election Board (NEB) for candidates who wants to vie for the top seat through the party’s ticket.

The ODM’s National Election Board (NEB) announced that Friday, February 26 is the deadline.

The deadline now forces the party leader Raila Odinga to declare his presidency interest within four days.

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Raila has still been quiet about his interests for the top seat maintaining his statement where he said that he would make a statement once the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum is successful.

Only the Mombasa County governor Hassan Joho as of Sunday, February 21 had alerted the party about his interests for the top seat.

The Standard

The country top newspaper reported about the recent move by opposition leader Raila Odinga which saw him defend Ruto and his hustler narrative.

The opposition chief recently stopped lawmakers who wanted to criminalize Ruto’s ‘hustler talk’ saying the country’s constitution allows for freedom of speech.

In a more shocking move, the ODM party leader told his NASA partner Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetang’ula and Musalia Mudavadi that he will not endorse any.

Raila Odinga has not yet declared his interests for presidency but according to a deadline set by the party, he has four days only to publicize.

People Daily

Deputy President William Ruto has maintained that he will remain undefeated and will not give up his presidency interests due to unnecessary voices.

According to the Deputy President, he has been working hard and campaigning hard to gain support from Kenyans unlike his competitors who are waiting for endorsements.

Ruto has also revealed that he is aware of a plotted plan to have him and his allies thrown out of the government.

“I am working hard to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta while some of my competitors are sitting in a bar somewhere waiting for endorsements. I have been moving across the country, initiating development projects, and asking for votes. Others have not even helped build a single charge even in their home areas,” said Ruto.

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Taifa Leo

The Kenyan government is monitoring all activities at the Namanga border after reports indicated that Tanzania was recording high numbers of Covid-19.

The government will not take any chance at the entry points and working hard to ensure no infected people cross from either countries, according to Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya.

Recently WHO directed Tanzania to start announcing daily Covid-19 cases.

Tanzania President John Magufuli asked his citizens to wear masks made by the country’s ministry of health.

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