Good morning fellow Kenyans,
The political scene in the country seems to be changing with each new day.
Most notably, the presence of Deputy President William Ruto at State House for the last two consecutive days has reignited the perception that he, along with his boss Uhuru Kenyatta, could be hoodwinking their 2017 political nemesis, Raila Odinga.
However, a video showing Uhuru and Raila walking at night along the streets of Nairobi seemed to provoke a number of Tanga Tanga members, among them Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen, who satirically suggested that the State House tête-à-tête between the head of state and the second in command on Monday was a trap to dupe the DP Ruto’s camp.
All this is happening amid the ongoing purge being undertaken by President Uhuru at Jubilee party seemingly targeting Ruto’s allies with the third phase of parliamentary changes expected in a fortnight.
With more members of the DP’s entourage expected to face the axe, it will be interesting to see whether Ruto will remain ‘submissive’ and approve the changes.
The pertinent question is for how much longer will Ruto remain silent on the matter.
Here are the top news making headlines on Opera News:
I’ll Pick Successor Who Supports my Legacy, Uhuru Declares
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday told Jubilee leaders he will pass the baton to an heir who supports and values his legacy.
In a statement many will consider a veiled warning to Deputy President William Ruto, Uhuru said he will support a candidate who will build on his agenda.
Duale Abandons Ruto After Surviving Uhuru’s Purge, Declares this About 2022
Garissa Township Member of parliament Aden Duale finally spoke after surviving the Jubilee purge. Duale who was on the front list of members likely to be axed by President Uhuru was hosted for an interview at citizen TV on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
A while back, Aden Duale declared his firm support for deputy president William Ruto stating that he will not rest until he puts William Samoei Ruto into the State House in 2022.
Parents Be Warned! Sex Predators are Using Online Learning to Prey on Children – DCI
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has issued a red alert over rising cases of offenses against children during online learning.
In a statement Tuesday, the DCI said perpetrators of these offenses have taken advantage of the online learning in schools and learning institutions where children are undergoing Zoom classes and other digital learning programs to lure children for exploitation.
Garissa Township MP Aden Duale on Tuesday survived the ongoing purge at Jubilee party and retained his position as the National Assembly Majority Leader. However, reports later emerged that Duale’s role was not discussed in the changes announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta and that his fate will be revealed after two weeks. Do you think Duale will eventually survive the ouster?