Raila Might Be Allowed to Use ‘Baba’ Nickname in 2022; Photos of Beirut Explosion Shows Extent of Destruction as Death Toll Doubles & 62-Year-Old Grandmother Sentenced to 35 Years in Jail

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For the seventh time, the Senate has failed to find consensus in the County Revenue Allocation (CRA) formula stalemate that has rocked the house and proved to be a political hot potato.

A highly motivated Elegeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen proved to be the voice of reason after he moved a motion to adjourn the debate to give dialogue one more chance, a move that was supported by 34 of his colleagues.

Murkomen, who was unceremoniously kicked out of his Majority Leader role, showed what the ruling Jubilee Party was missing on the floor of the house with his unequivocal debating skills after he managed to rally a majority of senators, a fete that his successor Samuel Poghisio and Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata are struggling with.

The Elgeyo Marakwet representative is undoubtedly scoring major political milestones and once again showed he is not a pushover.

Moreover, the emerging camaraderie between himself and his Nairobi and Makueni counterparts Johnstone Sakaja and Mutula Kilonzo Jr respectively is also proving to be a force to be reckoned with and slowly becoming endeared to the public.

Could these youthful leaders be the hope of the long-overdue crop of leaders we have been hoping for to stand for the right thing regardless of their political affiliations and tribal alignments?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Raila Might be Allowed to Use ‘Baba’ Nickname on 2022 Ballot Papers

Blog – Page 7 – Raila Odinga

ODM leader Raila Odinga could use the nickname “Baba” or “Tinga” in the 2022 presidential ballot papers if he will vie for the top job.

Equally, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho could also use the moniker “Sultan” if he so decides. Joho has announced his interest in the presidency.

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Photos of Beirut Explosion Shows Extent of Destruction as Death Toll Doubles

Thousands Injured in Giant Beirut Blast

Lebanon Prime Minister has revealed the person responsible for the Explosion in Beirut yesterday.

According to the country leader, a business person who has been hoarding over 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate for six years in a warehouse is behind the deadly explosion.

The Prime Minister vowed to impose the most severe punishment available on the land.

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62-Year-Old Grandmother Sentenced to 35 Years in Jail for Robbery of Vehicles

18 more arrested in Palghar lynching case - DTNext.in

A 62-year-old grandmother has been sentenced to 35 years in jail for the robbery of vehicles in Nakuru, Nairobi and Mombasa between 2018 and 2019.

Joyce Wairimu Kariuki, an ex-convict of Shimo La Tewa GK Prison had been on April 23, 2019, arraigned at Loitoktok Law Courts and charged with robbery with violence.

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The Senate on Tuesday afternoon voted to adjourn the debate on the revenue sharing formula during their seventh sitting on the matter. The House remains critically divided on the formula with Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata saying Jubilee party will take disciplinary action against Senators who don’t support the Party’s position on the matter. Do you think this is the way to go to solve the stalemate?


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