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All Thursday 2nd March Newspapers Headlines Review; Nation, Standard, People Daily, Star, Taifa Leo


Fees Reprieve As University Reforms Loom

For the past few days the debate on university increase in fees has dominated online debates.President William Ruto on Wednesday assured Kenyans that his government had no plans of increasing university fees as struggling universities take drastic measures to stay afloat.Some of the drastic measures universities are taking out there include scrapping of unattractive courses,possible mergers and massive job cuts.

Teachers Service Commission Chief executive officer Nancy Macharia said that the commission's seeking sh56 billion in the next four years which is meant to increase the salaries of teachers.The move is also seen as a way to review that 2022-2025 collective bargaining agreement that the teachers had with the president.

2. Standard

More Tax Pain as Goods Prices Shoot up

Kenyans will this month be forced to dig deeper into their pockets as they seek to buy good and services in the country.The increase comes in the wake of introduction of new tax measures on some commodities such as beer, soft drinks and beauty products.

In other news new UDA Party secretary general Cleophas Malala has a hard task at hand as he seeks to convince affiliate UDA parties to fold and join UDA with am intention of forming a bigger political party.

3. Star

Revealed: Inside Ruto's Elaborate Security Strategy

Cabinet secretary for Interior Kithure Kindiki had a day with parliamentarians where he was grilled about the security issues in the country including the banditry issue that has been a menace.He revealed the intention of the government that seeks to classify banditry as terrorism in new move.Thr CS also said that the government was planning to ensure they deployed security officers permanently to the troubled rift valley region.

Also parliamentarians discussed about the gay issue on Wednesday in a bill that is sponsored by Homa Baby Town MP Opondo Kaluma.The MPs linked the recent supreme court ruling that allowed gays to form a union to have been influenced by the need to get donor funds into the country.

4. People Daily

Revised Budget Winners, Losers

MPs on Wednesday passed the first supplementary appropriation bill for financial year 2022/2023.This move saw various state agencies and government ministries getting allocated more money while others did not.The bigger winners in the allocation were the education ministry and also state House.

Also Members of parliament and religious leaders have come out to condemn the supreme court ruling that allowed the gays in Kenya to register as a union.

5. Taifa Leo

Ruto Apiga Jeki Mudavadi

The Taifa Leo reports that president William Ruto has allocated more duties to prime cabinet secretary Musalia Mudavadi.It has stated that the move is seen as a way of preparing Mudavadi for more bigger roles politically in future and also it has raided his current political stature.

Another story featured is that Nigerian opposition leaders have refused to accept the outcome of election results where INEC announced 70-year old Bola Tinubu as the new president in the presidential election.They have claimed that the voting process and the counting process was married with a lot of irregularities and are now demanding for a re-run.

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