Haji Switches Tactics After Waititu Skips Court Again; Form Four Student Tests Positive for Covid-19 & Striking Matatu Operators Decry Neglect By Uhuru, Raila Odinga

Good morning,

The term “developed” and “third-world” nations should not apply to only matters economy and infrastructure.

Comparing, for example, our political environment with that of developed nations like the United States, we are still lagging behind, just like our economy.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the United States electorate has already started voting, a week ahead of the actual election date.

Can you imagine such a scenario happening in Kenya?

If votes cast on the actual Election day always bring up rigging disputes, how chaotic would the voting period be, if we had like seven different days of voting in the country?

Instead of converging to heckle and scold one another in public, our leaders need to use their time to learn about political decorum.

We suggest a benchmarking trip to the US, now that the country has all the money to even conduct a Constitutional referendum.

Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Haji Switches Tactics After Waititu Skips Court Again

FILE: Embattled Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu in court.

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji is contemplating having former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu’s bond canceled after he skipped court for the third time in his Ksh588 million graft case.

Waititu failed to appear in court, with his lawyers once again claiming that he contracted Covid-19 and was admitted at a hospital.

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Form Four Student Tests Positive for Covid-19, 12 Isolated In Machakos

Medics in protective gear

A student at Muumandu Secondary School, Machakos County tested positive for Covid-19 while 12 learners who interacted with him were put in isolation.

Four teachers who taught the Form four student will also self-quarantine for 14 days.

The positive student is under home-based care at his family home in Kee village in Kaiti Sub-county, Makueni County.

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Striking Matatu Operators Decry Neglect By Uhuru, Raila Odinga

Rowdy matatu crew.

The Association of Matatu Operators has announced a nationwide strike beginning Tuesday citing punitive Covid-19 protocols.

The association’s chairperson Jamal Ibrahim called on transport operators countrywide to withdraw their services to protest a directive limiting the capacity of public service vehicles (PSVs).

Ibrahim accused the government of neglecting the matatu sector. “On Tuesday, across the country, all matatus must go on strike. I would like to tell our leaders, Hon Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, they have neglected our matatu industry,” he said.

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Yesterday, a school principal died after contracting COVID-19. Do you think this is a red flag on the reopening of schools, or should we get used to the “new normal” already?

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