Uhuru Reveals Why He Doesn’t Want Ruto or Gideon Moi as Next President; Worker Whose ID was Found at Monica’s House Testifies & Blow to Uhuru as Ruto, Mudavadi Allies Paralyze Parliament

Good morning,

Politics in Kenya has always been an emotional affair for citizens, especially since Kenyans support their preferred candidates for different positions with a lot of conviction.

This year is promising to be a brutal affair for those too emotionally invested in their post-August vision, since ties and loyalties are shifting with every dawn.

Everyone is looking out for their wellbeing after the Election, therefore, expecting a politician to stick to a particular clique, just because they have been friends for a long time, no longer makes sense. One has to be free to align themselves to the side they feel might get them to the heart of the so-called system.

It is also interesting to note how our leaders are abandoning the old-school ways of carrying out political competitions, such as the divide and conquer tactic, to advance their journey to power.

DP William Ruto and Musalia Mudavadi have introduced a new strategy, which we can only describe as confuse-and-waste-their-time.

While the two are now busy planning to launch joint campaigns, everyone else is brain-racking, trying to figure out how they intend to walk together towards the Election, yet they both plan on being on the presidential ballot; and what is to become of the DP’s Mt. Kenya allies should Musalia agree to settle for the Deputy President position.

By the time they figure these issues out, the Hustlers and Tusidanganyane team will be far ahead in terms of campaigns, effectively cancelling out competition on the ground.

Genius move? We think so.

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

“Ametoboa Siri” President Uhuru Reveals Why He Doesn’t Want DP Ruto, Gideon Moi as Next President

President Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Uhuru has finally opened up about his succession plan disclosing to Kenyans why he does not want either his Deputy William Ruto or Kenya African National Union party leader Gideon Moi as Kenya’s next President.

Fresh details have emerged that President Uhuru is determined to stop his Deputy from clinging to the Presidency including blocking any leader from Mt Kenya and the Kalenjin community from taking over after him.

This emerged during the Statehouse meeting held yesterday where President Uhuru met with a section of the Western region leaders supporting the handshake.

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Worker whose ID was found at Monica’s house testifies

Jowie Irungu during a past hearing

A security guard whose national ID was found at Lamuria Gardens where Monica Kimani was murdered has told the court it got lost at Royal Park two days before the murder.

Dominic Haruni told the court on Tuesday he had gone to do some construction works at Royal Park Estate on September 17 when he lost his ID.

Former TV journalist Jacque Maribe who was living with Jowie Irungu at Royal Park Estate has been charged alongside him with Monica’s murder on September 19, 2018.

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Blow to Uhuru as Ruto, Mudavadi allies paralyze Parliament

ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi

Lawmakers allied to Deputy President William Ruto, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula on Tuesday scuttled the business of the National Assembly.

The anti-handshake MPs rejected a motion for the reconstitution of the House Business Committee, which queues business to be transacted, dealing a blow to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legislative agenda.

The MPs voted to shoot down the names that were moved by Leader of Majority Amos Kimunya as part of the procedure for resumption of sittings.

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