1. Daily Nation
A dose of hope - Milestone: With the arrival of the first consignment of Covid 29 vaccine our frontline workers - health caregivers leachers and security agents - will start receiving the jabs from tomorrow, making a big step in the war against coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, Washing hands, wearing a mask and keeping social distance still key to staying safe.
Revealed: Ten regional champions for the BBI Campaign: Working under the command of Handshake partners President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, the soon - to - be - unveiled dream team is tasked with leading civic education and popularizing the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill ahead of the referendum in June.
Kenyans mourn Bunny Wailer: Reggae legend will be remembered as the last of the Wailers group that was also founded by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
Inside secret Nakumatt store: A former retail giant has been secretly operating a branch above Naivas Prestige Plaza branch, selling goods at steep discounts.
Alarm as Tanzania loses 85 priests, nuns - Covid symptoms: Catholic Church says 60 nuns and 25 priests have died in two months after suffering breathing complications.
MCAs take matters into their own hands: Members of county assemblies have started pocketing the Sh2 million car grant without paying the 30 percent tax demanded by the Kenya Revenue Authority.
TSC continues its onslaught on Knut - Commission has signed a recognition agreement with the Kenya Union of Special Needs Education Teachers (Kusnet).
2. The Standard
How search for KPA boss hit brick wall - The waiting game at the Kenya Ports Authority continues after Treasury CS trashed the list of names of candidates picked by the board for not meeting the 70 per cent threshold for State corporation bosses, saying post must be filled by a person with utmost competence.
Revealed: The Secret lives of men of the cloth: It’s the idyllic life for men of the cloth until an isolated incident casts them into shame. Beneath the veneer of saintly conduct are men bursting with vain ambitions, sensual longings and clamor for material glory.
Raila and Kingi clash over party - Kilifi governor's stand: A day after Raila Odinga pleaded with the Coast region to abandon a plan to form a new regional outfit and instead support ODM. Governor Kingi - who accompanied the former premier during his rallies, rejected the plea, saying the region had already decided to chart its own political course.
Voters pick MPS amid rigging claim: ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and ODM official clash over allegations of plot to manipulate outcome of by - elections in Matungu and Kabuchat.
3. Business Daily
Wealthy Kenyans cut aircraft orders by half: Regulator registered 32 new aircraft last year, down from 63 fresh listings in 2019 amid Covid - 19 woes. Wealthy Kenyans and private aviation firms last year cut pur chase of aircraft by half in the wake of the Covid - 19 pandem that reduced the millionaires net worth and demand for commercial flights. The Kenya Civil Aviation All thority (KCAA) registered 32 new aircraft last year, down from 63 in 2019, pushing the total number of planes in the country to 1,525, excluding those owned by the National Police Service and the Kenya Defense Forces.
Court faults KRA over travel bans on top executives: The High Court has faulted the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for stopping owners, CEOs and other top tax managers evad ing companies from flying out of the country.
Kenya, UK trade agreement faces approval setback in Parliament: MPs have taken issue with a cause in the new trade agreement between Kenya and the United Kingdom that bars Parliament from amending or expressing reservations on the pact that states amendments are only handled by the Council. At a meeting with various stakeholders and Trade ministry officials yesterday, the MP daimed that the clause in the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) erodes the country's sovereignty and demanded that Parliament be allowed.
4. Taifa Leo
'Kingi Amzima Raila' - Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi yesterday publicly slammed ODM leader Raila Odinga for opposing a plan by Coastal leaders and residents to form their own political party. Kingi who is a governor elected via the ODM party ticket, said it was ironic for Odinga to bar Pwani from having a party, while parties such as Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper, Ford - K and the United Demoratie Alliance have their strongholds.
5. People Daily
Let vaccination begin: President Uhuru Kenyatta is this morning expected to officially launch the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine to public hospitals across the country. The ceremony, to be held at the central vaccine store in Kitengela. This comes just a day before the Head of State officially inaugurates the national vaccination campaign against Coronavirus at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Nairobi.
Education ministry on the spot over Sh1billion payments: The Ministry of Education is on the spot over questionable payment of close to Sh1 billion from the Free Primary Education (FPE) kitty to non-existent primary schools. According to Auditor General Nancy Gathungu, ministry officials channeled a total of Sh919 million to various primary schools whose registration numbers could not be traced in the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) schools register.
6. The Star
IEBC fresh crisis may delay June referendum: A fresh and ruthless power tussle has rocked the Electoral Commission that could throw the planned referendum and 2022 General Election preparations into disarray. According to the Star, the top officials do not see eye to eye despite tight time lines as Kenya moves closer to twin polls in fewer than 14 months, ie the BBI referendum in June and general elections in August next year.
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