Education PS Speaks of The Fate of Remaining Classes After a Surge in COVID-19 Cases; Father John Pesa Clarifies Old Age Made Him Say King Solomon Killed Goliath & Major Hurdles in Uhuru, Ruto Reconciliation Bid

Good morning Kenyans.

Deputy President William Ruto’s camp seems to be under siege after the latest move by the DPP.

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa became the latest member of the group to be subjected to a court case.

DPP Noordin Haji gave the green light to prosecute Jumwa on murder charges.

The legislator was in 2019 involved in a fracas in Ganda where a man was shot dead.

The vocal politician for a second time this year will appear in court after just being let go in August after denying graft claims.

These are the news making headlines on Opera News App today:

Education PS Belio Kipsang Speaks of The Fate of Remaining Classes After a Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Belio Kipsang

For the past one week, Kenya has recorded a surge in covid-19 cases. On Wednesday, October 14th, the country registered 604 positive cases of coronavirus disease which is the highest number since August.

This coming just a week after the reopening of schools for select classes and two weeks to the full reopening of all classes has put the fate of learners in a compromising position.

On Monday while assessing the reopening of grade four, class eight and form four students, Education cabinet secretary prof George Magoha asked parents to prepare the remaining classes to reopen in one or two weeks time.

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Father John Pesa Clarifies Old Age Made Him Say King Solomon Killed Goliath

DP Ruto with Father John Pesa and other  leaders

Coptic Holy Ghost Church leader Father John Pesa has expressed displeasure in people who have gone into overdrive of tarnishing his name over King Solomon and Goliath remarks he made on Monday, October 12. earlier reported that Father Pesa stirred a heated conversation while speaking at the Sugoi home of Deputy President William Ruto where he said King Solomon killed Philistine giant Goliath.

While addressing a press conference in Kisumu on Wednesday, October 14, the man of the cloth said his remarks were as a result of a slip of the tongue exacerbated by his old age.

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Major Hurdles in Uhuru, Ruto Reconciliation Bid

President Uhuru and Deputy President William Ruto at State House

Vested interests within and outside the government are threatening to scuttle the frantic bid by clerics to reconcile President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.

The Star has established influential state officers, political players, and power brokers from both sides of the political divide are out to scuttle the unity efforts urged by the international community.

Then there are the pro-handshake crusaders who believe Uhuru-Ruto reconciliation would deal a blow to their succession plan and the Building Bridges Initiative.

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Rumours emerged that there was a plan in motion to see President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto settle their differences. Further reports claimed that if the deal is set to work, a second handshake may be sealed by the two warring leaders. The DP’s allies, however, came out and rubbished such claims. In addition, they asserted that there are no problems between the Head of State and Ruto to warrant such claims. This leaves one wondering, who is now telling the truth? Share your views in our comment section below.

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