ICC Speaks On Possible Arrest of DP Ruto and 2 Others; Kingi’s Absence In Kenya Kwanza Coastal Visit Raises Questions & Mbadi Claims 4 Counties Where Azimio Affiliate Parties Should Withdraw Candidates in Favour of ODM

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It’s back to business for Kenyans who graced the ‘Vasha Safari Rally’ event as Sunday marked the last day of the 6th leg with Finnish world rally champion Kalle Rovanperä taking a lead as the overall winner.

Some of the Kenyans who made the nation proud by emerging on the list of winners include Murage Waigwa and Maxine Wahome who emerged as winners in the World Rally Championship-3 (WRC-3) category.

Wahome who created history by becoming the first Kenyan female driver to win in this category was competing alongside Jeremy Wahome and McRae Kimathi who took the 2nd & 3rd spots respectively.

Another win was by Singh Rai who was crowned as the top Kenyan driver in the WRC-2 category and took the 12th spot overall in the 2022 WRC Safari Rally.

Besides the sport which pretty much served as the major highlight of the weekend, the blame game continues to be witnessed in the political scene as the August election nears.

In a recent incident, UDA party leader William Ruto while addressing Kilifi residents during one of his campaigns, accused Azimio’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga of being the reason behind the high cost of living that has subjected many Kenyans to suffering.

Ruto further stated that Raila’s misleading advice to the head of state is what led to the increased Unga prices as he promised Kenyans that he will prioritize lowering the cost of living when he becomes the head of state.

Even as Raila is yet to respond to these allegations, he had earlier expressed the same interest in bettering the lives of Kenyans by lowering the cost of living within 100 days if he is elected as president.

What are your thoughts on the high cost of living and are you convinced that electing either of the presidential candidates will serve as a solution?

Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines in Opera News today;

ICC Speaks On the Arrest of DP Ruto and 2 Others, Issue Conditions on What Will Happen Today

The International Criminal Court has spoken on what conditions they might arrest Deputy President William Ruto and the other two facing criminal charges of what transpired in the 2007/08 post-election violence, issuing conditions of what will happen today.

Kingi’s Absence In Kenya Kwanza Coastal Visit Raises Questions

Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has been missing for a while during Kenya Kwanza’s Coastal visit. Nonetheless, the Kilifi governor is the only principle in the coastal region and is always expected to grace events attended by the Kenya Kwanza team.

In the recent campaign tours in Mombasa and Kilifi, Kingi was expected to grace the events but he never showed up. Besides, Kingi’s team never gave any apologies. None of the representatives was sent to replace Kingi. Those present were ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi, DP’s Justin Muturi Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula, and Maendeleo Chapchap party leader Alfred Mutua.

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Mbadi Claims 4 Counties Where Azimio Affiliate Parties Should Withdraw Candidates in Favour of ODM

The decision by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance coalition council to convince some candidates in the alliance to step down in favor of those perceived to be popular continues to elicit mixed reactions from a number of leaders within the camp.

Speaking with NTV on Sunday, ODM chairman John Mbadi urged the political parties in the coalition to comply, saying that was the only way Azimio was going to bag more seats in the August elections.

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