Ruto Warns Kenya Kwanza Leaders Plotting Mt Kenya Succession; NHIF Gives Way Forward After SHIF Scrapped their Comprehensive Covers & Cracks Emerge in Kenya Kwanza’s Women Leadership as Impeachment Calls Roar

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Various Kenyan groups have advocated for crucial amendments to the Affordable Housing Bill, emphasizing the urgent need to include provisions that prioritize the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.

The call to compel the government to allocate several houses for the benefit of the poorest in society, along with those involved in constructing affordable housing, resonates with the aspirations of a more inclusive and equitable society.

The demand to lower the monthly income requirement from Sh21,000 to Sh3,000 reflects the stark economic realities faced by many Kenyans, where daily earnings struggle to meet basic needs.

This adjustment is not just a number on paper; it represents an acknowledgment of the daily challenges faced by ordinary citizens, ensuring that the dream of owning a home is within reach for those who need it the most.

While expressing support for the Affordable Housing Bill, the diverse coalition of groups, including the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Federation of Kenya Employers, and various community associations, underscores that the success of the project hinges on its ability to uplift the most marginalized.

The precedent set during the Uhuru Kenyatta administration, where Juakali traders benefited from housing allocations, serves as a tangible reminder that inclusive policies can yield tangible results.

In the pursuit of a more just and equitable society, lawmakers must heed these calls for amendments, ensuring that the Affordable Housing Bill becomes a beacon of hope and positive change for the Kenyan population, particularly those struggling at the margins of society.

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

Tabitha Karanja lobbies for the impeachment of Governor Susan Kihika

Nakuru Senator Tabitha Karanja Keroche calls for the impeachment of Governor Susan Kihika over lack of leadership

Speaking on Tuesday, the Nakuru senator called on Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to impeach Governor Susan Kihika over the hospital chaos.

The Senator charged that the Governor’s lack of leadership caused disputes between the Nakuru County Government and the hospital’s management, which ultimately resulted in patients becoming caught in the crossfire.

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NHIF Boss Gives Way Forward to Public Officers After SHIF Scrapped their Comprehensive Covers


NHIF Boss Michael Kamau has broken silence following the scrapping of Comprehensive NHIF Covers given to public officers under the new SHIF insurance plan. In a recent media statement, Kamau revealed that a crisis meeting has been called to address the confusion and challenges arising from the transition.

The NHIF board, chaired by former Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau, has convened a crisis meeting to discuss the transition from NHIF to the newly formed social health agencies. This move follows the disbandment of the NHIF enhanced scheme for civil servants and parastatals after the enactment of the Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF), which replaced the former national health insurer.

Kamau assured the public officers affected by the changes that all the challenges arising from the new Acts would be addressed in the upcoming meeting. He acknowledged the difficulties faced by government agencies seeking better medical insurance packages for their staffers from private firms. The transition has prompted concerns, with hospitals reportedly turning away NHIF cardholders over non-payment of capitations.

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“Come Slowly”: Ruto Lectures Kenya Kwanza Leaders Plotting Mt Kenya Succession

President William Ruto has lectured his allies in Mt Kenya, urging Kenya Kwanza leaders in the region to steer clear of sustained political undertones and succession debates.

Speaking on Tuesday in Gilgil, Nakuru, the President mentioned he was aware of the political hostilities building up in the region, stating that much work remains to be done in fulfilling his election promises.

Dr Ruto expressed his concern that Kenya Kwanza leaders, who were elected to assist him in addressing various challenges, were instead focused on discussing succession politics and forming political camps.

The President stated that debating 2027 succession politics is an insult to Kenyans.\

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