Ruto slams desperate Standard: Plot to impeach Uhuru unearthed: Public Varsities set for major reforms

Good Morning!

It is yet another Monday morning, the last in July, and we hope that you had a lovely weekend despite ‘mwezi kuwa kona’ for most people, more so those in the private sector.

Last week ended at a low, with the country losing a visionary leader in Kibra MP Ken Okoth to cancer. We at Opera News wish to extend our condolences to the family and friends of the late Ken Okoth, as well as the constituents of Kibra Constituency. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

How would you feel if you went to the airport to meet someone, then they ghost on you and use an alternative exit? Utaskiaje? That has been the story making rounds that President Uhuru used an alternative exit to avoid his Deputy Ruto on Saturday night after jetting in from Zambia. However, Ruto has refuted the claims, saying that he was nowhere near JKIA. Interesting times huh?

The political temperatures are not cooling anytime soon. A move to impeach the president?On what grounds? Also, university reforms could be around the corner.

Here are the stories making headlines in Opera News

Ruto Calls The Standard Desperate Over Cover Story

A collage photo of Deputy President Uhuru Kenyatta, The Standard cover page and President William Ruto. Photo/Courtesy

Deputy President William Ruto, on Sunday night, called out The Standard newspaper for what he termed as fake news.

His attention was drawn to the cover story on the newspaper dated Monday, July 29, 2019, which was titled “Why Uhuru Avoided Ruto at the Airport”


MP alleges plot to impeach Uhuru

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu addresses faithful at Faith Gospel Church in Kamakwa, Nyeri County. [Standard]
An MP has alleged a plot by powerful forces to sponsor a motion to impeach President Uhuru Kenyatta to scuttle his war against corruption.

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu said a recent statement by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi alleging that the President had failed to govern and that he should resign should not be taken lightly.


VCs outline major reforms for Kenya’s public varsities

Increasing tuition fees, classifying universities into four disciplines based on their speciality and trimming bloated workforce are among proposals by vice-chancellors to reform universities.

The recommendation to categorise universities according to their areas of specialisation to inform student admissions could see the closure of multiple programmes that become redundant in respective universities.


The weekend saw us treated to a circus. President Uhuru jetted back from his trip, and promptly went into ‘hiding’ from his Deputy. But DP Ruto has denied those claims. Is this a revelation of the strife within Jubilee? Is this a sign of things to come in 2022? Leave us a comment in the comments section.


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