Kenyan Newspaper Review: Raila to Engage Uhuru Political Strategists for 2022 Presidential Campaigns Kenya News
On Tuesday, September 28, national dailies reported on a planned meeting between Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s think tank to build his campaign machine for the 2022 presidential election. .
The newspapers also reported on a High Court decision to temporarily suspend a decision by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General Githii Mburu to adjust excise duty rates for all petroleum products.
1. The star
The Star has established that Uhuru’s close advisers and financiers in 2017 are developing a presidential campaign strategy for Raila.
Wealthy and influential businessmen from the Mount Kenya Foundation (MKF) are at the center of the deal and are expected to meet Raila at the Safari Park Hotel today.
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Tycoons who previously aligned with state-backed presidential candidates are expected to work closely with some of Jubilee’s 2013 and 2017 strategists.
Uhuru’s team, once accused of blocking Raila’s presidency in previous elections, are known to run high-octane and well-oiled campaigns.
2. The standard
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While Kenya’s Constitution guarantees the right to vote for all citizens, in reality, voters outside the country in elections are often denied the right to vote due to the lack of procedures for them to exercise their right. fundamental.
As 2022 inches approaches, chunky wigs who have crossed the country to market their state offerings will also be fighting for diaspora votes.
The Standard reports that executives cannot ignore the millions of overseas votes that can tip the scales to hit the 50 plus one mark.
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3. Nation on a daily basis
According to Daily Nation, Ruto finally gave in to pressure from small political parties affiliated with his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) not to bow to his candidacy for State House in 2022.
Gatundu Sud MP Moses Kuria of Chama Cha Kazi (CCK), former Cabinet Secretary of Agriculture Mwangi Kiunjuri of the Service Party (TSP) and Isaac Rutto of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) all said they did not would not merge with the UDA even after Ruto referred to them as “tribal parties”.
The DP keen to succeed Uhuru next year has maintained its desire to create and market the UDA as a national party.
The announcement, which came just days after he was quoted on a Migori tour as saying he had no issues with the parties, is a departure from his previous hardline stance.
4. Taifa Lion
The Swahili publication reports that pressure is mounting on Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho to nominate his preferred successor ahead of the 2022 elections.
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Joho, whose second and final term ends in 2022, has held firm, refusing to do so but urging anyone seeking to succeed him to defend themselves in front of the electorate.
The seat attracted at least five politicians: MPs Abdulswamad Nassir (Mvita), Ali Mbogo (Kisauni), regional deputy governor William Kingi, and businessman Suleiman Shahbal and former Senator Hassan Omar .
Joho further urged all gubernatorial candidates to ensure that they do not engage in an ethnic policy that would divide the different communities living in the region.
5. People in everyday life
According to the publication, this is a relief for consumers after the High Court temporarily suspended on Monday, September 27 a decision by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Commissioner General Githii Mburu to adjust tariff rates. excise duty on all petroleum products.
The adjustment was to take effect on October 1.
When issuing the interim orders, Judge James Makau said the applicants had a prima facie case with a likelihood of success.
The judge issued the orders after four young people from Korogocho, Nairobi, from the UFANISI center, asked the court to stop the increase.
Source: Tuko Breaking News