Jubilee Issues Warning To Ruto As Tuju Reveals Plans To Kick Him Out; Why Raila May Keep Out of Public Engagements for 30 Days & Why India is Donating Covid-19 Vaccines to Kenya

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The saying ‘Kenyans will always be Kenyans’ is probably never said enough especially whenever it comes to speculations and conspiracy theories.

After ODM leader Raila Odinga was discharged from the hospital after battling COVID-19, some Kenyans are now doubting whether the former premier was really sick.

Led by activist Boniface Mwangi, the conspiracy theorists are trying to convince us that the former PM was faking the disease ”to cool down the political divorce gossip by checking in at the Nairobi hospital for a couple of days” amid a struggling partnership with his handshake partner President Uhuru Kenyatta.

As if that was not enough, we now have trust issues with the COVID-19 vaccine, Astrazeneca, with many Kenyans vowing to keep off the jab in fear of exhibiting adverse side effects.

Well, for the vaccine, the concerns could be justified by the fact that several European countries are halting the rollout of vaccination after serious cases of blood clots among vaccinated people.

Even if the President on Friday tried to allay fears saying that the vaccine was safe to use, shouldn’t the government run a campaign aimed at encouraging Kenyans to get vaccinated?

Shouldn’t the Head of State lead by example and take the jab to convince Kenyans it’s safe just like his Rwanda counterpart Paul Kagame?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Jubilee Issues Warning To Ruto As Tuju Reveals Plans To Kick Him Out

Why Ruto is under fire over fake military deal

Deputy President William Ruto is a man under siege. After his allies were kicked out of the ruling Jubilee Party, the DP has remained a hunted man.

According to a report by Daily Nation, Jubilee Secretary-general Raphael Tuju has revealed that plans are underway to see the Deputy President kicked out once and for all for running a parallel agenda different from that of his party.

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Why Raila May Keep Out of Public Engagements for 30 Days

Profile: Raila Odinga | Elections News | Al Jazeera

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will keep off public engagements as he recovers fully from the Coronavirus.

The ODM leader who was on Sunday discharged from Nairobi Hospital, where he spent six, days after testing positive for Covid-19 will be under home-based care at his Karen home.

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Why India is Donating Covid-19 Vaccines to Kenya

SCHOTT delivers pharma vials to package 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines | SCHOTT AG

In times of global crisis, no one country alone is capable, says new High Commissioner Dr Virander Paul.

When Indian PM Narendra Modi visited Kenya in 2016, several deals in healthcare were inked.

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