Govt Quietly Compensates Mashujaa Day Victims; All Set as 1.4 Million Candidates Sit KCPE & Gachagua’s Allocation Beats Ruto’s in KSh187bn Mini-budget

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President William Ruto has been receiving criticism recently due to his numerous foreign trips amid concerns from several quarters over government spending.

The Head of State’s overseas trips have elicited mixed reactions after it emerged that he had made at least 40 trips abroad, just a year after assuming office.

However, Ruto hit back at his critics while insisting that the visits were key in unlocking more investment and employment opportunities for Kenya.

Speaking during a church service in Eldoret on Sunday, the President described himself as Kenya’s chief agent and ambassador as he revealed more travel plans, including a visit to Saudi Arabia slated for next month.

Do you think President Ruto’s numerous trips are justified and are they for the benefit of the country?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Govt Quietly Compensates Mashujaa Day Victims

4 people dead, many injured as Stampede Mars Mashujaa Day Celebrations at  Kericho Green Stadium » Capital News

Days after the Mashujaa day fete turned into mourning following a stampede that killed at least four people, the government has finally taken action in relation to cries made by the victims’ families.

As relayed by a report in Monday’s Standard publication, the government has allegedly compensated victims of the Kericho Green Stadium stampede.

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All Set as 1.4 Million Candidates Sit KCPE

KCPE candidates scoring between 1 and 99 marks decline to 724 in 2022 »  Capital News

Preparations for national exams were last evening complete ahead of the last Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination that begins this morning.

The Kenya National Examination Council said all the exam materials and personnel, including supervisors, invigilators and security officers, have been dispatched.

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Gachagua’s Allocation Beats Ruto’s in KSh187bn Mini-budget

Ruto, Gachagua offices burst annual budget in 7 months - Business Daily

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and his wife are some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Sh187 billion mini budget tabled in Parliament last week, with allocations to their offices for the first time overtaking those of the President and the First Lady.

The Treasury increased the budget of the Deputy President’s office by Sh759.4 million to Sh4.29 billion, making it the single-biggest spender in the Presidency.

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