Court to hear petition against Gachagua candidature today; Night Drama as Famous Politician’s Car is Burnt Hours After He Decamped and Supported Wavinya Ndeti & Uhuru says he’s sure of an Odinga win

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It’s now 3 days to the 2022 general elections and Kenyans are eagerly waiting to see who between the four presidential contestants will make their entry into the statehouse.

Far from the multiple opinion poll predictions, there is still a push and pull between the top two presidential aspirants Raila Odinga of Azimio and DP William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza as some of their allies have expressed concerns over the credibility of the results.

In a recent outburst, DP William Ruto raised fresh concerns claiming that the government has been plotting to ensure that he does not clinch the seat.

The UDA party leader alleged that some of the plans set to frustrate his bid include threatening chiefs and Cabinet secretaries and using them to mobilize people to vote in favor of his rivals as well as listing his stronghold regions among violence hotspots so as to intimidate voters.

In response to these allegations, PS Kibicho who had been named by Ruto among the leaders behind the night meetings plotting for his defeat rubbished the claims and further added that the state has nothing to gain from such an arrangement.

“The last time I set foot in Nakuru was 2 years ago. It is very shameful for a deputy president to even imagine that we were in Nakuru plotting anything” he stated

While addressing Mombasa residents during a rally, President Uhuru also fired back at Ruto over his endless lamentations and insults towards the government. The head of state further exuded confidence in his preferred candidate Raila Odinga saying that this is his turn to win as he advised him to wait for the next elections.

Here is the news making headlines on Opera News App;

Court to hear petition against Gachagua candidature today

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua is on July 26, 2021 being led to Milimani Law Courts where he was accused of unlawfully receiving Sh7 billion. PD/file

The High Court is today expected to hear a suit challenging the candidature of Kenya Kwanza presidential running-mate Geoffrey Rigathi Gachagua and 14 other aspirants.

On Wednesday, Justice Mugure Thande ordered 12 activists who had filed an urgent application to serve the affected politicians with their pleadings ahead of today’s hearing.

Night Drama as Famous Politician’s Car is Burnt Hours After He Decamped and Supported Wavinya Ndeti

A famous Ukambani leader is counting losses after some unknown assailants allegedly burnt his vehicle.

According to sources, a car belonging to Chama Cha Uzalendo secretary general Phillipe Sadja was burnt by some unknown assailants at his residence.

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Uhuru says he’s sure of an Odinga win as he opens Makupa bridge

President Uhuru Kenyatta commissions Makupa bridge »

President Uhuru Kenyatta Thursday said his support for Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga was a sure bet and not a political gamble, adding that this would cement his legacy and bring the whole country together.

The President, who launched infrastructure projects in Mombasa on the same day his deputy William Ruto was on a campaign trail in the county, said only Mr Odinga would push forward his development agenda.

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