A Week in a Minute: 7 Hot Stories That Made Headlines This Week

It is another episode of A Week in a Minute and as usual, we got you covered on those hot stories that not only dominated mainstream media headlines but also social scenes.

What a week it has been.

From the arrest of Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi to Senator Cleophas Malala weeping at the Senate to Anita Nderu’s controversial post, this week was live and full of drama.

Notably,  as each week comes with its own set of events, one thing remains constant: Deputy President William Ruto has not stopped holding meetings, it appears he will not do so soon.

Suffice to say, his 2022 train left the station long ago and he is not looking back in his journey to State House.

Considering the huge pool of information at your disposal, A Week in a Minute brings you these stories that will describe the last seven days in a flash.

Sudi’s dramatic arrest and hard-earned freedom

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi being escorted by security officers.

A Nakuru court on Friday granted Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi Sh500,000 bail or an alternative Sh1 million bond to secure his freedom.

Through his lawyer Kipkoech Ng’etich, Mr Sudi filed a criminal review application at the High Court in Nakuru seeking to overturn the decision by Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo to detain him.

The MP presented himself to Langas Police Station in Uasin Gishu County on Sunday after a two-day dramatic police search who wanted to arrest him for hate speech and incitement claims.

Senator Malala wept

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala when he appeared before the Senate Security Committee and shed tears on September 14, 2020.Image: the Star.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas  Malala broke down in the Senate, saying that he has been receiving death threats in the recent past.

“I am a young father and husband. I am also a representative of the people of Kakamega. I said this time and again that my life is in danger. I have written enough letters. Nobody is willing to give me security,” said the MP as he appeared before the Senate’s National Security Committee on Monday.

Senate ordered the Inspector-General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to enhance his security.

Anita Nderu’s LGBTQ post

Media Personality Anita Nderu.

Media personality Anita Nderu became the topic of discussion on Twitter after she made remarks about her not wanting her kids to suffer a similar fate for being an LGBTQ+.

“I hope my kids never have to go through what I have gone through for being LGBTQ+,” she tweeted.

Her comments sparked mixed reactions with the majority of those who tweeted questioning her sexuality as others sought to know why she decided to post so.

Raila Jnr’s Verdict on ODM

Raila Odinga Jnr. Party stalwarts dismissed his tweet as comic, trivial and personal.

In a rare show of contempt against ODM’s recent political trajectory ahead of 2022, the son to the Orange party leader expressed his reservations in the manner in which Kenya’s second-largest party was being run.

“…we’re not just about private jets and slay queens whilst abusing rival politicians, we have a development agenda clearly outlined in our manifesto,” Raila Jr tweeted.

His tweet sparked reactions within and without the ODM Party with many agreeing with the scion that indeed the Orange outfit has veered off its ideological path.

Revenue formula stalemate ends

Members of the Senate Special Committee during a meeting at Parliament buildings on September 17, 2020. Image: COURTESY

Senators unanimously voted to approve the third basis for sharing revenue among counties.

All the 41 elected senators present in the House on Thursday afternoon voted to approve the formula after months of a standoff.

The agreement came a day after Governors threatened to suspend the operation of non-essential services in the counties.

Back to School

Students seating for Exams.

After the closure of schools for several months since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the country, reports indicate that the learning institutions are set to be reopened soon.

However, it is expected that Primary and secondary school candidates are likely to return to school next month, according to the proposals made by stakeholders meeting that was chaired by Education CS George Magoha.

It has also emerged that the candidates will report for the second term and sit for their National Examinations in April next year.

I will vie for Presidency- Mukhisa Kituyi

Former Trade Minister 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, 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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