A look Inside Ruto’s Kitchen Cabinet; Tanzania President Samia Suluhu to Land in Nairobi Shortly & Huge Relief To Kenyans On Filing Returns After KRA’s Latest Announcement

Good morning,

The proverbial phrase, all that glitters is not gold, could not be applied better as it has this Tuesday morning.

Kenya, a society that strongly believes money is key to everything be it; happiness, wealth, success, time and debatably love, will have a hard time coming to terms that this may not be entirely true.

Bill Gates one of the richest man in the world, and Melinda Gates have called it quits on their marriage which lasted for 27 years.

The couple said in a statement that they had put a lot of great thought and work into their relationship but had made the decision to end their marriage.

No financial details were included in the publicly available documents. However, Bill will have to forfeit some of his wealth to his soon to be ex-wife according to the couple’s separation contract.

As of February, his net worth was 137 billion dollars (Over Ksh 14 trillion) according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index ranking.

Back in Kenya, things are also not rosy and glittery as expected on the issue of politics.

Arguably, one of the most envied and loyal political relationship between the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Siaya Senator James Orengo may have hit rock bottom.

Senate Minority Leader James Orengo has been accused of stirring division in Orange Democratic Party (ODM).

Word on the street is that Orengo is allegedly trying to win over MPs and prop up aspirants hoping that the next Parliament can have a group loyal to him.

The senator is doing so in an eventuality Raila becomes President, he will then be forced to negotiate with Orengo. Same thing Deputy President William Ruto did to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The political war in ODM, which began as push and pull over whether to amend the BBI bill has snowballed the party into two divisions with members allied to Orengo and the others to the former premier.

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today: 

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu to begin a two-day State visit to Kenya

Less than two months after she was sworn in as the President of the Republic of Tanzania,  Samia Suluhu will cross the border into Kenya on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 for a two-day state visit, her second foreign trip after she met President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala last month.

Her official plane is expected to touch down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 9am with a series of high-level engagements lined-up that could set the stage for the tone of relations between Kenya and her East African neighbour moving forward.

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A look inside Ruto’s kitchen cabinet think tank

Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential campaign is driven by a two-tiered team of the political elite and top technocrats as his think tank, the Star has established.

The country’s second in command has embarked on an elaborate strategy to build a manifesto centred on ordinary people as he aggressively forges a formidable campaign machine.

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Huge Relief To Kenyans On Filing Returns After KRA’s Latest Announcement

In what happens to be a major relief to Kenyans, in the second announcement they did away with the list that contained the names of people whom they wanted to deregister their KRA pins for failing to file returns.

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) urged taxpayers who are registered under tax law to file their returns and account for taxes due under the respective tax laws.

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