1. Daily Nation
The story making the headline on the Daily Nation today states, 'Mudavadi, Moi factor in 2022 plot.' This is about political succession as Uhuru Kenyatta heads to retirement. ODM leader Raila Odinga's allies have alleged a plan by State operatives to scuttle the 'Handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta by supporting the ANC or Kanu leader for the presidency in next year's General Election.
In another story, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho is at the center of a political storm, with ODM asking President Kenyatta to exclude him from the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) campaigns. The party says Dr Kibicho has established a parallel command base using the civil servants to popularize the initiative. There are fears of a plot to abandon ODM leader Raila Odinga after the referendum.
The Daily Nation also highlights on the headline that it is a Blow to Raila as Kaya elders support Joho, Kingi push for Coast political party. This is despite the Odinga's tour in the coastal region.
In another different story of murder; it explains why the mystery has deepened. Did Kevin Kimaiyo kill his lover Charity Cheboi and her son Allan, before taking his life? There are still many unanswered questions.
Still on the Daily Nation cover page, it states, 'Pain of rising fuel prices High prices hurt homes and businesses after knocks of Covid - 19.'
And finally the Daily Nation has explained What Grade Four test looks like: The pioneer Grade Pour class under the new school curriculum is set to begin the first ever formative assessment today, making the beginning of the end of Standard Eight national exams. Under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC, the tests to be administered, marked and graded by teachers will contribute 20 per cent to their final score at the end of primary school.
2. The Standard
The story on The Standard headline states "Uhuru's night call that calmed Raila." ODM leader Raila Odinga had planned to go back to his Kibra 'bedroom' to discuss BBI politics. A call from his handshake partner froze the plans. On the eve of its third anniversary, the pact may require more than just a call.
In another highlight on The Standard, it has been revealed that teachers will get better salaries under CBC. New job evaluation finally recognizes the big role class teachers are playing in CBC rollout, setting stage for higher pay in July when their current Sh54 billion pay deal lapses. Previous evaluation favored headteachers.
3. Taifa Leo
The Taifa Leo newspaper headline questions 'Uhuru ataweza Raila na Ruto?' A day after ODM party leaders complained that there was a conspiracy by President Uhuru Kenyatta to betray their leader Raila Odinga, questions have arisen as to whether the President will manage to do the same to both the former prime minister and the Deputy President William Ruto in the 2022 election. Senator of Siaya, James Orengo claimed that some unnamed government officials were plotting to undermine the co-operation between President Kenyatta and Odinga in a bid to prevent him from winning the 2022 presidency the same way it happened in 2007, 2013 and 2017 elections.
4. People Daily
The PD headline says 'BBl unity test as Raila allies cry sabotage.' ODM leader laves supporters guessing after skipping city rally at which major announcement was expected after key party leaders accused powerful PS of betrayal.
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