Ruto-Oparanya Meeting Triggers Speculation of New Alliance; MPs Bribed With Houses to Doctor Report & Uhuru Wants to be Kingmaker and Kingpin

Good morning fellow Kenyans,

The increasing cases of murder incidents in the country are alarming.

The gruesome deaths of  GSU Officer Hudson Wakise, who shot dead his wife Pauline Wakise on Wednesday and killed himself, are just one of the many cases that lift the lid on runaway cases of family disputes turning fatal.

When Wakise was going home from work, her colleagues realized an unusual trend with her; she was uncharacteristically silent throughout the journey.

While they assumed she had a minor issue, that turned out to be the last time they saw her alive.

Perhaps it is no longer time we take situations for granted.  Being our brother’s keeper has never been relevant until now.

It is time we evaluate our friends, employees and relatives and look at them beyond their faces. A lot is going on behind the scene and perhaps if we can’t have a conversation over it, we will remain sorry on several cases that will emerge.

It is important as humans we identify people we can share our worries with; at work and even at home. Problems shared is half solved, do not bottle up frustrations.

Know the circles of your partners and build contacts with a few reliable ones who can come in handy at times when things are unbearable. And whenever issues arise, feel free to speak your mind and let it out with ease.

Pent up frustration leads to serious mental issues that cause all these fatal incidents. It is time we have a conversation on issues giving us sleepless nights rather than keeping them to ourselves.

That aside, here our top storied today:

Ruto-Oparanya Meeting Triggers Speculation of New Alliance

Deputy President William Ruto and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

The country’s political landscape could be tipped for another major realignment after it emerged that Deputy President William Ruto met with Kakemega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

The details emerged just days after key regional leaders, including governors, held talks at a Nairobi hotel, triggering speculations that ODM leader Raila Odinga was building a new alliance around them.

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Uhuru Wants to be Kingmaker and Kingpin

ONE KENYA: ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi (c) and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka drum up support for Agnes Kavindu, the Wiper Senate candidate for the Machakos by-election,  Image: MUSALIA MUDAVADI/TWITTER

President Uhuru Kenyatta is consolidating his succession plans, exposing his own ambition to remain politically influential after he retires.

Uhuru’s predecessor, President Mwai Kibaki — while many argue he quietly rolled out a succession plan— has remained politically inactive since handing over power in 2013.

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MPs Bribed With Houses to Doctor Report

Kenyan Parliament

Fresh allegations of MPs receiving bribes to doctor a report of their investigation have emerged, putting the integrity of Parliament on the spot.

A firm being investigated for polluting the environment has accused a parliamentary committee of receiving house units from his accuser so as to rule against him.

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