The government is mulling a plan to cut taxes on the petroleum products in what could be William Ruto's administration softening its stand on fuel prices following public outcry, the Sunday Standard has reported. This comes after the new government scrapped the subsidies on super petrol while cutting the subsidies for diesel and kerosene leading to skyrocketing prices to unprecedented levels.
The Sunday Standard Inside Ruto's new plan to cement power -According to Sunday Standard, president William Ruto has used recent appointments to penetrate hitherto hostile regions with more senior positions up for grabs. Some party leaders affiliated to United Democratic Alliance have shown willingness to dissolve their outfit in a show of solidarity.
URP and TNA During Merger The Daily Nation and the Sunday Standard are today reporting that there is a major scheme to ensure that William Ruto pushes other political parties under the Kenya Kwanzaa to fold their parties and join UDA as one entity. Ruto seems to be following in UHURU'S Nyayo who in 2017 called on all political parties which included URP and TNA, to dissolve their political parties and join hands and form one mega party which was called the Jubilee party.
The post-election coalitions being formed by President William Ruto and his associates are only known to them, Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu has now said. Ruto, through his UDA party and Kenya Kwanza alliance, has been getting into deals with other outfits, some of which have been poached from the rival Azimio La Umoja one.
Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. The Sunday Standard. Headline: Ruto, Raila in battle of wits and numbers. President Ruto and Azimio leader Raila headed for yet another clash, this time over which coalition holds a majority in the National Assembly after both sides unveiled their leadership lineups, setting the stage for showdown.
Kenyans should expect only the best should President-elect William Ruto's win be upheld by the Supreme Court, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro says. He says that Ruto has sarrounded himself with the best team, which will fully deliver once sworn into office to begin dispensing it's duties.
The new president Dr William Samoei Ruto criticized the DCI director general Prof George Kinoti on multiple times during the campaign period and it has now come to light that Kinoti has vanished from the public eye after Ruto was declared and sworn in as the fifth president. Activities at George Kinoti's office on the third floor of Mazingira House appear to have ended as soon as William Ruto's victory was upheld by the Supreme Court, according to the Sunday Standard.
Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. Sunday Nation. Headline: Tower of Babel. Deeply divided IEBC commissioners file explosive affidavits. The ugly spectacle of public accusations in the now irredeemably split electoral agency yesterday found its way to the Supreme Court. Chairman Wafula Chebukati claims that key figures in Azimio and national security agencies attempted to influence the outcome of the polls.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and the National Police are still yet to agree on the issue of the two Venezuelans who were nabbed at JKIA this week. This is after it has emerged that detectives yesterday night conducted a raid in the houses of the two foreigners.
It has emerged that President Uhuru Kenyatta is hanging on a technicality to delay summoning 1st sitting of the 13th Parliament. Further details say that IEBC is yet to publish list of the Members of Parliament to be nominated in the Kenya Gazette. IEBC is required by the law to have gazetted the list of the MPs.
Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. Sunday Nation. Showdown in city: Raila, Ruto final pitch. Raila Odinga: "Fellow Kenyans, Raila and Karua are not simply running to win an election, we are running to make Kenya a first class global and economy.
The preparation for the swearing in ceremony of the new president elect William Ruto at Moi Kasarani Stadium is on top gear. Ruto is expected to be sworn in as the fifth president of the republic of Kenya after defeating Raila Odinga in the presidential race. The Chief Justice Martha Koome and Judiciary Chief Registrar Anne Amadi will administer the swearing in of William Ruto as the president and Rigathi Gachagua as the deputy president.
Political heat is being felt across the country, after Azimio la Umoja leader denounced the presidential results, terming them as null and void. Sunday's newspapers under review include: The Sunday Standard, The Sunday Nation and Taifa Leo. Beginning with The Sunday Standard, their headline reads:- " The Waiting Game."
Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. The Sunday Standard. Headline: Night raid, calls and fate of Venezuelans. The government may be planning to deport three foreign election experts even as it emerges that detectives raided the houses of two of the men and carted away gadgets and documents.
Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. Sunday Nation. Headline: Mind games. Deputy President and Azimio la Umoja leader Odinga's political camps seek to energise their bases as the long wait for official IEBC announcement tests the patience of a nation already fatigued by long political campaigns and high cost of living.
Mount Kenya political commentator Professor Macharia Munene, has argued that President Uhuru Kenyatta's recent calls while in Nairobi to Kenyans, that they should support the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance flag bearer Raila Odinga, and the running mate Martha Karua as having different hidden meanings.
If the IEBC does not declare David Mwaure Waihiga the winner of the Uhuru Kenyatta succession contest next month, the Agano Party's presidential candidate has encouraged Kenyans to get ready for a run-off poll. Mwaure stated in an interview with the Sunday Standard that he is the best candidate for president of Kenya and that failure to win the position on August 9 can only result in another election.
Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. Sunday Nation. Headline: Raila's secret cards. The Azimio legal team has put together loads of documents and evidential material aimed at convincing Supreme Court judges that the electoral commission was involved in a series of fraudulent manipulations calculated to deny Raila a win in the August 9 polls.
Picture Courtesy: Today's Newspapers Headlines. The Sunday Standard. Headline: What poll win, loss will mean. The top presidential candidates are gambling big on a first round win to bring to life the dreams of their troops. But there can only be one winner.
Three weeks are remaining before the general elections are held. Yesterday, Azimio One Kenya coalition led by Raila Odinga and Martha Karua were in Nairobi to campaign and woo voters in the forthcoming polls. During the rally, renowned blogger Robert Alai who is vying for Kileleshwa Ward MCA on ODM ticket and Edwin Sifuna who is vying for Nairobi senatorial seat on ODM ticket clashed and engaged in a physical altercation before the security personnel separated them.