Ruto’s Role And Fight Over Millions That Led to Powerful PS’ Resignation; List of Goodies Ruto Promised MPs if They Pass Finance Bill & Kalonzo Gears up for 2027 Bid Determined to Defeat Ruto

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Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Anne Amadi yesterday distanced herself from the Sh100 million fake gold scam, saying it was her son who has been managing the law firm linked to the gold scam.

In a fresh suit seeking to set aside orders that froze her accounts, Amadi claims that she left private practice on January 13, 2014 when she was appointed as the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

Amadi has been linked to the gold scam alongside her son Brian Ochieng, two other Kenyans and a Liberian citizen by a Dubai based company after the gold it purchased was never delivered.

Justice David Majanja on Thursday issued orders freezing her accounts, that of her son and two others pending the hearing of the application by Bruton Gold Trading LLC, a company in Dubai.

The other defendants are Andrew Njenga Kiarie, Kikanae Topoti, Daniel Ndegwa Kang’ara alias Daniel Muriithi and Edward Taylor alias Mboronda Seyenkulo Sakor, a Liberian passport holder.

Amadi claims she did not receive any money or benefit from the monies sent by the Dubai-based company to the firm as at all times it was managed by her son Ochieng’ and Kiarie, who receives clients’ instructions, executes the same and receives any client’s monies.

In an affidavit, Amadi accuses the Dubai Company of non-disclosure of material facts in its pleadings and affidavits.

“The true facts of this matter have been suppressed and manipulated with intent to mislead the Honourable Court and obtain orders against me,” she says in court documents.

Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;

How fight over millions led to the resignation of Correctional Services PS Esther Ngero

A fierce fight for the control of the millions of shillings allocated to the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary is said to have led to the resignation of Principal Secretary (PS) for Correctional Services Esther Ngero, the first high-ranking official in President William Ruto’s cabinet to resign.

Before her reassignment to the Ministry of Interior and National Administration, Ms Ngero was working in Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi’s office as head of the State Department for Performance and Delivery Management. She was working alongside PS Aurelia Rono, who was in charge of Parliamentary Affairs.

Mr Mudavadi’s office is in charge of implementing national government policies and coordinating the national legislative agenda together with Kenya Kwanza leaders in both the National Assembly and the Senate. In the Supplementary Budget for the Financial Year 2022/2023, Mr Mudavadi’s office was allocated Sh751.9 million for its recurrent budget.

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List of Goodies President William Ruto Promised Members of Parliament if They Pass Finance Bill

President William Ruto convened a lengthy meeting at State House yesterday, where he assured lawmakers from the Kenya Kwanza coalition of various incentives in an effort to garner their support for passing the Finance Bill without amendments.

During the extensive eight-hour session, Ruto emphasized that contrary to claims by the Azimio faction that the Finance Bill would be burdensome, it actually contained proposals that would benefit lower-income Kenyans.

He outlined a range of perks that the MPs could expect, including the construction of 200 affordable houses in each constituency, the establishment of 2,500 free Wi-Fi hotspots at markets and bus stops across the country.

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Kalonzo Gears Up for 2027 Bid, Determined to Defeat Ruto with a Huge Azimio Support

Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka has set his early sight on the 2027 presidency as he draws on lesson from previous Raila Odinga’s defeats.

Kalonzo says he is determined to defeat President William Ruto with a huge support from Azimio One Kenya Coalition.

The State House bid preparations comes barely 8 months after the hotly contested August 9 General Election between ODM Leader and Ruto.

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