Equity Boss Mwangi, Peter Kenneth Lead Raila’s Running Mate List; “I’m Not Your Boyfriend”Duale-Woman Rep Sharply Differ in Parliament & Win for Sossion as MPs Move to Clip TSC Powers

Good Morning Kenyans

Even as the week nears the edge, the hunt in the vote-rich Mt Kenya region continues in earnest. Latest to be treated to the luncheon on Thursday afternoon by the Mt Kenya Foundation was the One Kenya Alliance Principals.

It is here that the principals took turns to woo a partnership with the Foundation members, asking for an equal opportunity to campaign freely in the Mountain region.

However, the Mt Kenya Foundation group was forced to come out and declare they don’t have a favourite presidential candidate even as OKA principals continued knocking at their doors.

Consequently, the expanded OKA team vowed to defend the interests of the region if supported by the group in navigating the muddy waters in their quests.

The region is expected to have a total of ten million votes ahead of 2022, something that has made it a hot cake for all aspiring candidates. Do you think the OKA principles stand a good chance of being endorsed by the group or they are just flower girls being prepared for the groom Raila Odinga?

These are the news making headlines on the Opera News App today: 

Equity Boss Mwangi, Peter Kenneth Lead Raila’s Running Mate List

Former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi are in the five-man shortlist Mt Kenya tycoons have given ODM leader Raila Odinga to consider for his running mate.

The others are Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, his Agriculture counterpart Peter Munya, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Royal Media Services owner SK Macharia.

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Big Win for Sossion as Parliament Moves to Clip TSC Powers

Parliament has hinted at a possible review of the mandate of the Teachers Service Commission to clip its regulatory powers.

The National Assembly Committee on Education wants separation of powers, with the TSC only being the employer and a different entity as the regulator.

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Aden Duale, Kisumu Woman Rep Rosa Buyu Sharply Differ in Parliament: “I’m Not Your Boyfriend”

Garissa Township member of parliament Aden Duale and Kisumu woman representative Rosa Buyu exchanged harsh words in a heated debate in the National Assembly on Thursday, October 7.

Lawmakers were discussing the rampant insecurity in the northern part of Kenya, and when Duale rose to speak, he accused Buyu of shouting him down.

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