Below is a review of all major Kenyan newspapers for this Friday;
Wednesday 8th March was the last day of the 14 days ultimatum that Azimio leader Raila Odinga had given president William Ruto to give in to their demands.The Azimio leader has issued demands that ranged from the president opening servers for the 2022 election and also address the high cost of living.Raila Odinga had threatened to engage in mass action that involved marching to state house and also in some acts of civil disobedience.
Also, electricity prices have increased by ten percent due to the costly fuel and a weak shilling.
Gachagua's 1.59B bill for office and wife
The controller of budget on Tuesday revealed to a parliamentary committee of she was forced to approve budget allocation in duress a few days before the election.She mentioned the former treasury CS Ukur Yatani as among those who pushed for about 15billions to be approved by her office.Ukur Yatani in his response revealed he had pushed for the payments to be approved through the right manner and that he had even gone ahead to approve allocations to the deputy president's office about sh1.59billion which was supposed to be used in renovations of his office.
MPs Push For Probe into Uhuru-era Killings
Members of parliament want a commission of inquiry formed so that forced disappearances that occurred during former President Uhuru's era are probed and more details revealed .An example of the incidents is the river Yala incidents where several bodies were found and it was alleged to be a case of extra-judicial killing.
Carry Your Cross Yatani: Yatani
The former CS for treasury Ukur Yatani has responded to allegations made by the controller of budget Nyakang'o that he had forced her to approve some payments amounting to about 15billion some few days to the election.He has gone ahead to wonder why he was being questioned on that because even president William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua use the same payment system to spend sh127 billions.
In other news, the planned mass action rallies by Azimio leader that are set to begin after the lapse of the 14 days ultimatum that ended on Wednesday has resulted into a lot of anxiety.Security has been beefed up on the road leading to state house and state lodges
Ruto Ajipanga Kukabili Raila
President William Ruto has taken steps to boost security at state house amidst the threats by Azimio leader to stage mass action that include a march to state house to protest about the high cost of living and also to push for the opening of the election servers.
In other news,the director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji on Wednesday released a statement notifying that he had received the duplicate file from the DCI and that he would soon make the charges former Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi would soon face.
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