Happy Easter Everyone,
During a period that we are supposed to be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are once again enjoying our Easter weekend under restrictions because of coronavirus surges.
Just like many countries around the world, worrying spikes in infections in Kenya have forced the reintroduction of adverse restrictions to curb the deadly virus amidst vaccine rollouts that cannot come soon enough.
But just like everything else in this country, politics, myths and misconceptions have already rocked the vaccination campaign to the extent of pitting the two most powerful leaders in the country.
After the government banned the importation, distribution and administration of the Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine, Deputy President William Ruto allies now claim that the move was meant to block the DP from accessing the second jab of the life-saving drug.
Health CS Mutahi Kagwe indicated that the government would not approve the Sputnik V vaccine for distribution just days after it allowed the importation of 75,000 doses of the Russian vaccine, even after Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) had advised African nations against importing commercial Covid-19 vaccines.
This controversy is now raising legitimate questions over how the vaccine was cleared for emergency purposes in Kenya without the authorisation of senior officials at the Ministry of Health even as private companies that had spent a fortune to import the doses count huge losses.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
New Twist as Atwoli Reveals Why Uhuru Visited Raila’s Karen Home
Last week was a defining moment for the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative after president Uhuru and the Former Prime Minister appeared together ending speculations that the handshake was on its deathbed.
Uhuru and Raila will later inspect projects in Nairobi and also issued a joint press briefing at state house Nairobi.
Dilemma in Ruto’s Camp After Mt Kenya Allies Threaten to Ditch Him if he Merges With Raila Odinga
New Twist as Mudavadi Hints of Working With Raila Come 2022
A new twist has emerged after Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi hinted at bringing on board ODM supremo Raila Odinga in the bid to form a ‘muscular’ alliance towards next year’s general elections.
A report by the Standard affirms that Mudavadi who is a member of the One Kenya Alliance was open to working with the Former prime minister, a move that will leave President Uhuru Kenyatta in limbo as he seeks the best candidate to succeed him.
ODM leader Raila Odinga on Saturday disowned the application to become the party’s presidential torchbearer in the 2022 elections. Who do you think the opposition party will pick to battle other candidates in next year’s elections?