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2022 divides Ruto’s men, Susan Kidero fights EACC, Green and yellow kiosks: Your Breakfast Briefing



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Nasa principals yesterday asked MPs to pass the Two-Thirds Gender Bill which seeks to increase the number of women in Parliament.

The bill sponsored by Majority leader Aden Duale will be debated today. It seeks to have at least 22 more women nominated to Parliament. 

 Here are the stories making headlines in the Star this Tuesday morning.

Song and dance as KCPE candidates get their results

 Rawlings Odhiambo from Kakamega Hill School and Olive Wachira from Riara School, Nairobi, tied in the first place with 453 marks in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams whose results were released yesterday.

Due to a raft of reforms undertaken in the last three years, the results were released in a record 19 days after the last paper. Previously, results would be released after Christmas.


Uhuru’s succession politics widens rift among Rift Valley MPs over Ruto’s ambition

Eleven MPs from the region came out gun blazing castigating their colleagues – Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills), Joshua Kuttuny (Cherengany) and Silas Tiren (Moiben) – of being hired to weaken Ruto’s 2022 game plan of ascending to the presidency.

The two camps separately attacked each other over the matter that has left maize farmers torn in between as they continue anticipating for better pay for their produce.


Push to save Matiang’i and Belio over Ruaraka land report 

Senators are this afternoon expected to vote on a report that wants Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Education PS Belio Kipsang held responsible for Ruaraka land saga.

Senators will vote to either reject or adopt the explosive report prepared by the County Public Accounts and Investment Committee.

The House debated it last week on Thursday with majority of them calling for action to be taken against top government officials. 


Susan Mboya criticizes EACC of treating her as a property

Susan Mboya, the wife of former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, has faulted the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission for treating her as if she is an extension of Kidero’s property.

In an affidavit filed in court, Susan says she has been married to Kidero for the last seven years and prior to that she had acquired several properties.

She said that she continues to acquire more through her own personal resources and means not connected with Kidero.  



All kiosk to be painted yellow and green in City Hall’s new policy

Traders will be required to paint their kiosk green and yellow and those seeking to put up new ones must seek the approval of the county government.

The existing kiosks will be repainted and those that stand on road reserves and other unauthorised locations will be brought down.

This is according to a proposed policy developed by the county to regulate the construction of kiosks and beautify the city. 


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