Ruto’s Mt Kenya Allies Identify Best Person to Deputize Him; KNH Doctor’s Last Words Before Committing Suicide & Kenya in Serious Financial Crisis, Treasury CS Yatani now Admits

Good morning,

Does it concern you how slow our government, however ambitious,  is in implementing projects?

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime has focused majorly on the improvement of infrastructure around the country, which is a good thing, but with all the resources at his disposal, we feel like some of these undertakings should be completed as fast as a couple of weeks.

Take, for example, the implementation of the BRT system along Thika Superhighway.

The marking of the BRT lane was done almost two years ago when Mike Sonko was still governor.

Years later, all the contractors have to show for their effort are partially done bus stops along the Highway.

There might be bureaucracy in government, but surely, if such a simple project can take more than two years, how long will it take us to actualize the LAPSSET network that is supposed to cut across the country?

Meanwhile, our leaders are all over fighting over constitutional changes and 2022 succession.

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today: 

Ruto Allies From Mt Kenya Identify The Best Person to Deputize Him as the Leader in Question Reacts

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A section of DP Ruto allies

Political leaders from Mount Kenya Region and especially those allied to Deputy President William Ruto have identified the Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi as the best person from the region to deputize Ruto come 2022.

The leaders led by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi stated that Muturi being the third powerful person in the country was ripe to make the country’s next deputy president.

A report by the Star reveals that Ruto allies have pledged to persuade Muturi to take the slot, especially after leaders opposed to his coronation as the region’s spokesperson held different meetings over the weekend.

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Scared of Dying, Terrified of Living: Student Doctor’s Last Words

Dr Lydia Wahura Kanyoro who committed suicide in her car at KNH on June 12

She had everything to live for.

Yet student doctor Lydia Wahura Kanyoro, 35, and in the prime of life, killed herself on Saturday by injecting herself with anaesthetic drugs in the KNH parking lot.

“I am so so so so sorry but I don’t expect forgiveness. I am scared of dying but I am more scared of living,” a printed note read.

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Kenya in Serious Financial Crisis, Treasury CS Yatani now Admits

Treasury CS Ukur Yattani

Treasury CS Ukur Yatani has promised to release Sh39 billion to counties by Friday to avert shutdown as he lifted the lid on the financial crisis hitting the government.

Yatani pledged the disbursement when he appeared before a Senate committee to explain the delayed releases, just a day after governors threatened to shut down the devolved units for lack of funds.

They decried delayed cash disbursements amounting to Sh102 billion that has accumulated since January and affected critical services, payment of salaries and statutory deductions and clearance of pending bills.

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With the recent scandal involving socialite Bridget Achieng, whose private video was leaked to the internet by her friend, do you think there is any such thing as a “female best friend”?

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