Why Raila, Mudavadi are at War, Will Likoni Victims Be Recovered? & Kenya Shines at World Athletic Championships

Good morning,

There is nothing as bad as having to deal with a chilly Monday morning. But it is the situation on the ground and we have to deal with it.

It is eight days since Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu plunged into the Indian Ocean. Their bodies have not been recovered and there is no sign that they will be recovered anytime soon.

The tragedy has become fodder for politicians. On Saturday, ODM leader Raila Odinga raised eyebrows when he ordered the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to stop the dredging exercise in the ocean.

Does Raila have the powers to give orders to government employees?

You can find this and other hot stories on Opera News.

Here are the stories making headlines this morning:

Why Raila, Mudavadi are at War

NASA principals Raila Odinga with Musalia Mudavadi during a Rally at Uhuru Park on April 27, 2017.
Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi (PHOTO COURTESY)

The political row between ODM leader Raila Odinga and his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi has rekindled memories of their acrimonious 2012 split that gave Jubilee an easy ride to power.

The two leaders have been constantly trading political blows exposing the deepening rivalry that analysts link to the 2022 succession battle and control of the crucial Western Kenya vote bloc.

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Will Likoni Tragedy Victims Ever Be Found?

Divers on the Likoni Channel (PHOTO COURTESY)

Efforts to recover the bodies of Mariam Kighenda and her daughter Amanda Mutheu who drowned at the Likoni channel last Sunday entered the eighth day yesterday.

State agencies involved in the operation have been on the spot, even as the affected family continues to hold onto hope, with no indication that the bodies will be located in the ocean.

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Kenya Shines at World Athletic Championships

Hellen Obiri Celebrates Winning the Women’s 5000m Race (PHOTO COURTESY)

Kenya has finished second in the medal standings at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

The country finished the Championships with a total of 11 medals, 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze on Sunday.

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The relationship between nominated MP Maina Kamanda and Deputy President William Ruto has continued to attract negative publicity following the decision by the Jubilee Party to field a candidate in the Kibra by-election. Over the Weekend Kamanda castigated the DP accusing him of fueling inter-community war in Kibra claiming the DP was weakening the handshake. Some Jubilee MPs have even claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s endorsement of Mariga wasn’t genuine. Do you think Uhuru was arm-twisted into taking pictures with Mariga to be used as a campaign tool?


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