Disquiet in Ruto Party Spells Doom for CS Linturi; Uproar as MPs Refuse to Move Into Multi-billion Building & Slow, Painful Death of Man as Doctors Watched

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Over the weekend, President William Ruto took pride in the current status of the economy as he promised Kenyans further ease in inflation as prices of food and fuel continue to stabilize.

Ruto attributed the strength of the shilling and drop in fuel and unga prices to the tough fiscal measures his government took in the past year.

However, after weeks of making consecutive gains against the Dollar, the Kenyan Shilling weakened on Monday over pressure on foreign currency demand from the fuel and manufacturing sectors.

The President had on February promised that the Shilling would strengthen to levels never seen before as he vowed that he would not allow the country to plunge into debt.

Do you think the economy will continue to improve? Or are critics correct in insinuating that the economic recovery is temporary and is bound to destabilize again?

Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Disquiet in Ruto Party Spells Doom for CS Linturi

CS Linturi: Embracing agriculture will help eradicate poverty and hunger –  Nairobi News

The disquiet in President William Ruto’s UDA party over the procurement of fake fertiliser spells doom for embattled Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi.

The development comes after some lawmakers intensified calls for the removal of the CS, following the revelations of fake fertiliser scam.

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Uproar as MPs Refuse to Move Into Multi-billion Building

Confusion as MPs embark on shifting to offices at Bunge Towers - The  Standard Health

When Speaker Kenneth Marende approached President Mwai Kibaki in 2009 for a new office block for a soon-to-be expanded Parliament, his plan was to put up Bunge Tower at a cost of Sh5 billion.

As the chairperson of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), Mr Marende wanted new offices to accommodate the expected 349 MPs and 67 senators. The Grand Coalition government provided a budget for the 28-storey office block in 2010 and it was expected to be done by 2014.

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Slow, Painful Death of Man as Doctors Watched

Hundreds Of Kenya Doctors Protest In Support Of Strike | Barron's

Hundreds of Kenyans are dying at home or private hospitals and village dispensaries as doctors square it out with the government over pay, posting and remuneration of interns.

The patients are the unfortunate pawns in this battle of titans that has dragged on for weeks as negotiations between the government and medical unions drag on.

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