Desperate times call for desperate measures. That is how best we can describe Deputy President William Ruto’s allies actions in the past few days.
Following Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju’s move to forcefully change the names of the party’s National Management Committee (NMC) members, Ruto’s allies switched to panic mode.
They threw all caution to the wind and have now taken on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family in a move that may get noisy in the coming days.
First, it was the revelation that a company associated with Uhuru’s niece Nana Gecaga illegally made millions from the party during the 2017 campaigns. A local daily reported over the weekend that Nana, the CEO of KICC, supplied branded T-shirts and other branded merchandise worth millions to the party. which amounts to conflict of interest and violates the Public Procurement Act.
On Sunday, Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri discredited K24 News Anchor Anne Kiguta arguing that she has only been attacking Ruto because of her ties to the Kenyatta family.
Kiguta has two children with Uhuru’s nephew and personal assistant Jomo Gecaga.
We can’t really tell what Ruto’s end game is but attacking the President’s family is a step in the wrong direction. This has mutated from politics to a personal fight which will only strengthen Uhuru’s resolve of blocking his route to State House.
In Kenya, the Kenyattas are untouchables. Ruto and his allies have crossed the line and will pay heavily for this.
Here are the stories making headlines this morning:
Kenya Gets Approval for COVID-19 Drug Trials
Kenya has been cleared to take part in the trials of a Covid-19 drug approved for use in the US.
The Ministry of Health will use the drug on a small number of patients. Remdesivir was approved by the Food and Drug Authority in the US for emergency use.
Health director-general Patrick Amoth on Monday said the World Health Organization had approved Kenya to join the trials.
EACC Goes for Sonko’s Multi-Million Upper Hill Property
A controversial property deal between Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and the Kenya Railways pension scheme is on the radar of anti-graft detectives.
The deal has exposed Sonko’s massive financial muscle at a time sleuths are pushing to have some of his assets forfeited to the state over corruption.
Sale agreements seen by the Star show that Sonko’s family is buying the property in the upmarket Upper Hill at Sh498.5 million.
Man Beheads Wife, Surrenders to Police
A man from Kungutu area on the outskirts of Isiolo town on Sunday night allegedly beheaded his wife following a domestic row.
David Karingori, 25, reportedly decapitated his wife with a panga at around 11 pm. He then surrendered to Kulamawe Police Post while carrying his two-year-old son.
According to neighbours, the man had always been violent towards his wife, and that she had on several occasions fled fearing for her life.
The low number of people turning out for COVID-19 mass testing in Nairobi and Mombasa is a big concern to the government. What could be the reason Kenyans don’t want to be tested?