List of UDA and Opposition Leaders In Support of CS Linturi’s Impeachment; Why Moi’s Grandson Held a Funds Drive for Treatment and Kikuyu Elders Council Grapple with Internal Discord

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The government on Thursday announced it had stepped up emergency measures in the wake of  destruction of properties and even deaths caused by the ongoing heavy rains and floods.

At the moment, thousands have been displaced by floods with over a dozen of deaths reported.

Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua announced the establishment of a multi-agency flood emergency team and a response centre to assist in containing the floods.

The government pledged to issue daily flood alerts to keep Kenyans informed of the rain and flooding situation in their areas. At the meantime, keep safe and avoid flooded areas.

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

List of UDA, ODM, Wiper MPs Who Have Endorsed Linturi’s Impeachment Motion

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi is under trouble after President William Ruto’s allies joined opposition camp calling for his ouster.

According to reliable sources, the motion seeking the CS’s impeachment have been presented in parliament and received a huge backing both from Azimio and Kenya Kwanza camps.

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Why Moi Grandson Held Funds Drive to Raise Hospital Cash

The fate of the larger Moi family played out in Nakuru on Wednesday during a fundraiser in aid of the former head of state’s 14-year-old grandson who was in need of medical treatment.

The son of Moi’s first-born son, the late Jonathan Toroitich, is suffering from a rare type of cancer, but has been unable to receive treatment due to financial constraints.

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Kikuyu Elders Council Grapple with Internal Discord

The political landscape of Mt Kenya underwent shifts following the divisive 2022 elections, leaving no community untouched.

In particular, the influential Mt Kenya Elders’ Councils found themselves at the epicentre of a storm of internal discord and splintering, reflecting the broader fractures within the region’s political fabric.

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