The Kenya Kwanza government seems to have drifted from its promises of serving the mwananchi to rewarding cronies and those who facilitated their August win.
The comeback of ex-governors who served two terms, former deputy governors, and other leaders who have held higher positions shocked Kenyans who read malice in the names shortlisted for appointment as Chief Administrative Secretaries by PSC.
The distasteful nature in which the once former influential leaders want to come back via junior positions has caused mixed reactions with opposition leaders terming it as greed.
ODM leader Raila Odinga termed the rewarding of allies as discriminatory and tribalism.
“The remarks were no joke, as evident in the Cabinet. In a group of 24 persons, the majority are from only two tribes.The same goes for the Principal Secretaries, where there are over ten persons from the same tribe,” Raila reacted to Gachagua’s Sunday remarks.
In other news, an expose’ released by BBC Africa on Monday has uncovered how Kenyan women are sexually abused on tea farms in Kericho County.
The expose’ showed how managers of the farms owned by British companies sexually abused their juniors in exchange for jobs or lighter duties.
The story has rattled Kenyans who demand the culprits be brought to justice. Three managers have now been suspended.
Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today;
DCI boss Amin: It was not a sniper who shot NHIF staff in Nairobi CBD
The bullet that killed a National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) employee on February 13 could not have been fired by a sniper, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss has said.
In an exclusive interview with the Nation, DCI Director Amin Mohamed Amin yesterday said ballistics exams conducted on the bullet head that was lodged in Mary Lillian Waithera’s left lung have shown that she was killed by a 9mm pistol.
Raila Odinga Discloses Why Azimio Didn’t Take Whistleblower’s Report to the Supreme Court
With former prime minister Raila Odinga still maintaining that he won last year’s august presidential election, reports have emerged on why he didn’t take the authentic whistleblower’s report to the supreme court.
Speaking during the burial of Makau Mutua’s brother in Kitui, Mr. Odinga revealed that Kenyans have been questioning why they didn’t take the whistleblower’s report to the supreme court not knowing that their prayers were denied.
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Comedian Eric Omondi, 7 others expected in court over public nuisance
Comedian Eric Omondi and seven others are Wednesday expected in court following their arrest on Tuesday while leading demonstrations outside Parliament buildings in Nairobi.
They spent their nights in police custody ahead of the arraignment over what police termed as a public nuisance.