Deep State is a Cocktail of Criminals, Ruto Now Says ; Schools...

Deep State is a Cocktail of Criminals, Ruto Now Says ; Schools Not Ready For January Reopening-Sossion & I Will be on the Presidential Ballot in 2022: Mukhisa

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Giod morning,

Is another scandal looming as the country prepares for the re-opening of schools?

It has emerged that the government intends to procure special desks for students in accordance with Coronavirus safety measures at a cost close to Ksh2 billion.

Tenderprenuers must be really excited right now and frantically making calls to their friends in high places if you know what we mean.

Education CS George Magoha has managed to maintain a clean leadership slate at his docket thus far, and hopefully, his no-nonsense approach to work will ensure that the lucrative deal goes to deserving innovative ordinary wananchi.

Speaking of reliability,  have you travelled in a 14-seater matatu of late?

Word on the street is, business is back to normal for those specific vehicles, and by back to normal, we mean zero social distancing and stacking of passengers to the maximum possible capacity.

The big question is, how come this is happening while we have law enforcement officers manning our roads, funded by hard-earned taxpayers’ money? Must everything the government is in charge of in this country be mismanaged?

We might have gotten used to failed leadership, but such ignorance at the expense of our health still evokes bitterness.

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Deep State is a Cocktail of Criminals, Ruto Now Says

Deputy President William Ruto.

Deputy President William Ruto has revisited the talk about the so-called “Deep State” and “The System,” telling his supporters not to bow to intimidation and coercion in their backing for his 2022 presidential bid.

Ruto has maintained that it is Kenyans who will decide who their next President will be in.

He said Kenya was a maturing democracy whose people can freely make their voting decisions.

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Schools Not Ready For January Reopening-Sossion

KNUT Secretary-General Wilson Sossion. PHOTO: Courtesy

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has opposed Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha’s plans to reopen schools in January 2021.

Sossion was speaking at a Sunday church service in Bomet East, adding that he was not opposed to tertiary institutions resuming learning before January.

The Sec-Gen raised concerns about the level of preparedness of schools with regards to infrastructure ahead of a planned reopening in January.

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I will be on the presidential ballot in 2022: Mukhisa

Mukhisa Kituyi

It’s official: Former Trade minister Mukhisa Kituyi and Kenya’s highest-ranking diplomat in the United Nations system will run for president in 2022.

He has already set up a secretariat but declined to confirm speculation he is President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga’s ‘secret candidate’.

In an exclusive interview with the Star on Thursday last week, the UNCTAD boss hinted strongly at running on the ticket of a new political party that does not clash with Jubilee or Nasa.

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As stakeholders in the education sector hold yet another meeting on schools’ preparedness for re-opening today, do you think there will be white smoke, at least for candidates, or will learners continue being stuck at home indefinitely? 

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