Newspapers in the country on Wednesday, May 22, reported that the government has dispelled claims Zika Virus is present in the country, stating that a study with the findings was just a proactive approach to enhance preparedness.
The dailies also reported that Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has made good his threats and deported 17 foreigners who had setup illegal betting firms in the country.
The United Arab Emirate (UAE) has disassociated itself from the ongoing explosive gold scam where a relative of its rulers lost KSh 400 million to cons in Kenya.
Nation reported that Ambassador Khalid Al Mualla said there was no link between the UAE government and the said gold trade.
He also termed a letter allegedly addressed to Kenyan government as a fabricated one adding that there was no official communication between the two nationsabout the case.
Al Mualla said if there was any letter on the matter, he was the one who would have been charged with delivering it to Uhuru.
The Ambassador said it was important that a legal approach is taken arguing that both countries had capacity to unravel the mystery.
2. People Daily
The FORD Kenya Party has come to the defence of its leader Moses Wetang’ula who is currently facing the heat in the explosive gold scam.
The party claimed that Wetang’ula was never involved in the dealings and was only contacted by the Dubai Royal family as a lawyer.
According to FORD Kenya, the Dubai leaders wanted the senator to help them free their gold consignment which was being held by Kenyan authorities.
The political outfit urged the public to maintain calm, stop speculation and wait for Wetang’ula to divulge information on the case when he jets back from Hong Kong.
3. Taifa Leo
As early 2022 politics continue to take shape in the country, Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has revealed that some presidential aspirants are seeking her hand in a political marriage.
Taifa Leo reported that Waiguru has so far been approached by two hopefuls but she is yet to make up her mind for the DP position.
Among those who have expressed interest in vying for president are DP William Ruto, governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakemega), Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
The ODM leader Raila Odinga, who many still hope will vie, has maintained a tight lip on the issue.
Chinese government has assured Kenyans that no local assets have been used as collaterals in securing various loans for infrastructural projects.
Ambassador Wu Peng said that all loans Jubilee government has secured from Beijing since 2013 were all lined up with international best practice.
Peng further stated that no asset will be seized by China even if Kenya defaults.
The sentiments came amid claims that the Mombasa Port was used to secure the KSh 327 billion loan for construction of Nairobi-Mombasa SGR line.
The Auditor General Edward Ouko, however, termed the claims as not true.
The Star reported that the State has declined to approve DP Ruto’s trip to US and Canada.
According to the daily, the development highlights growing tension in Jubilee party following the DP’s reluctance to hit brakes on early 2022 politics.
Ruto was set to address Kenyans living in the diaspora, most of who will be voting for the first time in 2022.
The trip has been perceived to be part of the DP’s campaigns as his entourage comprises of MPs closely allied to him and top officials working in his office.
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Source: Tuko Newspaper
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