It is exactly one day to Mashujaa day celebrations set to be held in Kirinyanga county and Kenyans can’t keep calm as another holiday beckons.
Mashujaa day is a public holiday set to honour all Kenyans who have contributed towards the struggle for Kenya’s independence and this one wouldn’t come at a better time.
This is because President Uhuru Kenyatta hinted at the possibility of lifting the nationwide curfew on Monday while on his way to Kirinyanga.
He was responding to calls from the residents who urged him to lift the curfew that persisted for almost two years since the first covid-19 case was reported locally in March last year.
On October 4, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe in preparations for the Mashujaa day celebrations also hinted at the possibility of lifting the curfew as he urged Kenyans to get vaccinated.
He said the Ministry’s target was to vaccinate around 5.8 million people in commemoration of the 58th Heroes’ day celebration.
However, as of now, only 1.21 million people have been fully vaccinated(2.2%) despite the country having 4.5million doses which are enough to vaccinate 4.3 % of the country’s population assuming each person need two doses.
So, if statistics are anything to go by and an opinion was being sought from Opera News expect more tears as the President is less likely to lift the nationwide curfew tomorrow.
Nonetheless, from Opera News to you, have a Happy Mashujaa Day.
Meanwhile here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
The shame of 70 MPs Misusing Bursary Funds
More than 70 constituencies are on the spot for misusing millions of shillings meant for bursaries for bright students from poor backgrounds.
Auditor General Nancy Gathungu in her latest report on bursary funds allocated to constituencies, has fingered 70 electoral units for failing to account for funds meant to educate bright students from poor families.
The report comes at a time schools have defied the Education ministry directive not to send students home for lack of fees, a week after they reported back for the second term.
Nandi: Man Reportedly Attacks, Kills Girlfriend in Suspected Love Triangle
Police in Nandi county are pursuing a man who reportedly attacked his girlfriend, leaving her dead in a suspected love triangle.
In the incident that happened on the night of Saturday, October 16, at Kosoywa Estate in Nandi Hills town, the suspect, Aron Kiplagat, allegedly attacked Florence Jepkoech after he found her with another man in their rental house.
“Government Is Being Formed Now And We Risk Losing Out” Ngilu Makes An Appeal To Kalonzo Over 2022
Kitui county governor Charity Ngilu has called on Wiper Democratic Movement party boss Kalonzo Musyoka to shelve his ambition in favour of Orange Democratic Movement party boss Raila Odinga.
Ngilu while making the appeal argued that Kalonzo and his OKA team can not beat the former prime minister in the ballot, she, therefore, challenged them to join forces with Raila to form a formidable force against deputy president William Ruto.
Ngilu further took a swipe at Kalonzo’s advisers who have insisted that the Wiper leader must contest in 2022, she accused them of lying to him to promote their own interests.