Ruto: I Didn’t Appoint Any Minister; Kenneth Speaks Over Uhuru’s Unfriendly Decision About Him Being Raila’s Deputy & Raila Gives Kalonzo Ultimatum To Join Azimio

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A countrywide condemnation has been meted on boda boda operators who were captured on camera attacking a female driver.

A video that went viral yesterday shows a group of riders assaulting a woman before stripping her half-naked along Prof. Wangari Maathai road in Parklands road, Nairobi which clearly depicts the boda boda menace in the country.

Despite the distraught woman’s screams, the men went further ahead to strip her naked.

Following the uproar from the citizens, 16 boda boda operators were arrested and 5 motorbikes seized with police condemning the incident terming it as distasteful.

In other news, the cost of living has shot up significantly following an increase in the cost of essential commodities.

Besides the recent sharp increase in the cost of essential commodities life is about to get worse after the price of cooking gas has gone up by more than 30 per cent.

Unlike other fuels which are regulated and users cushioned from price increments, cooking gas is not under government regulation.

Top oil marketer Rubis has indicated that retail prices for the 13kg cylinder will rise from Ksh 2, 700 to Ksh 3,340. The cost of the 6 kg cylinder has increased from Ksh 1,200 to Ksh 1,560, jolting the low-income earners whose energy and food prices take the largest proportion of their income.

Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Ruto: I Didn’t Appoint Any Minister

Deputy President William Ruto has distanced himself from reports he and President Uhuru Kenyatta shared out the government equally after the 2013 polls.

Ruto instead insisted that the Jubilee administration was a unit headed by the President who made all appointments.

“There were no dockets that were given to me. I didn’t appoint any minister anywhere. Everybody was appointed by the President of Kenya,” Ruto said at Chatham House, UK.

Ruto’s assertions contradict his boss who recently accused the DP of running down the Agriculture docket.

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Kenneth Reveals The Plan After Uhuru’s Unfriendly Decision About Him Being Raila’s Deputy

There is no plan to force ODM leader Raila Odinga to pick anyone as his running mate for the approaching presidential contest, former Gatanga Member of Parliament Peter Kenneth has said.

This comes at a time when he is seen as among the people Raila might pick to play the role of his possible Deputy President, now that it is clear that the position will go to his Mt Kenya backyard.

But he has said that there is nothing like Raila being forced or compelled to pick anybody, stating that the Mt Kenya region has decided to support him freely and the plan is to let him to freely pick his deputy.

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Raila Odinga Gives Kalonzo, Gideon Moi Ultimatum To Join Azimio, Reveals What Will Happen on Saturday

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has given Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and the Kenya African National Union Party Leader Gideon Moi among parties in the One Kenya Alliance ultimatum to join the Azimio Coalition revealing what will happen on Saturday.

Raila Odinga has informed that those leaders who want to be begged to join Azimio should know that there is no room for pleading with them and that Azimio is a coalition for the willing and those not yet decided to join them, they should keep off.

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