President William Ruto’s top allies are enjoying a fair run in the courts as their cases have been dropped within a month after he was sworn in as the nation’s fifth President.
This is in addition to getting other reliefs to ease the implementation of his plan.
Some of the beneficiaries are his Cabinet Secretary nominees who have been battling a litany of cases in the corridors of justice but are now resting easy as they wait to be formally appointed.
Agriculture Cabinet Secretary nominee Mithika Linturi and his counterpart Aisha Jumwa (nominated for Public Service and Gender) had their cases dropped this week easing their burden as they prepare for vetting in the National Assembly before taking over the ministries.
Although they still have other pending cases, they will not have to face questions over their involvement in those dropped when they appear before MPs.
The withdrawal came a day after the High court in Nairobi termed unconstitutional a section in the Elections Act requiring one to at least be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree to qualify to be governor.
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Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News Today;
Could CBK boss be on way out? Signals point to growing unease
All the telltale signs that Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge has fallen out of favour with the new administration are on the wall.
He could be sitting on the edge of his seat since the new government was ushered in last month amid claims by Kenya Kwanza insiders that he has not been supportive of its economic agenda.
Sources within President William Ruto’s administration have told People Daily Njoroge is operating under a dark cloud and that his exit as CBK chief is now a matter of when, not if.
New DCI Boss Massa Fires Back At Dp Rigathi Gachagua After Taking Over From Kinoti
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has made it clear they will not stop looking for graft lords and will not ignore information concerning illegal behavior. On Tuesday, the acting DCI addressed the new multi-agency team formed to supervise the execution of the Auditor General audit findings.
The new team has the potential to keep President William Ruto’s accounting officials on their toes in light of recent unresolved audit results. Acting DCI director Hamisi Massa scolded critics of the agency’s surveillance efforts only days after George Kinoti was forced out of his post.
Terminal Disease Paul Gicheru Was Reportedly Suffering From & Medication He Was Undergoing Revealed
On Tuesday, family, friends and colleagues of late lawyer Paul Gicheru held a requiem mass at Regina Caeli Catholic Church in Karen, Nairobi. The mass came in a middle of alleged family conflict as Gicheru’s mother missed the ceremony. However, Paul Gicheru’s wife has downplayed the family conflict as she mourned her husband whom she said she had spent 23 years with. Gicheru’s 3 sons Allan, Alex and Alvin were also present at the mass.
Lawyer Paul Gicheru was discovered dead on September 26th at his Karen home which prompted investigation into the cause of his sudden death. Reports indicate that Gicheru’s son, Allan went upstairs at their house and stumbled on his father who was unresponsive.
Since the autopsy was done, it is emerging that the homicide detectives handling the investigation surrounding Paul Gicheru’s sudden death had temporarily stopped the probe. The detectives reportedly told a local daily that they could not proceed with the probe as they were still waiting for the family to agree on the way forward.