We are already in the 3rd week of July. It is that time of the month where everyone becomes cautious of their expenditure as we crawl to another payday. Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has prophesied that the price of unga may shoot to more around Ksh150 in the coming weeks, so plan accordingly ama ulale njaa.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News, this morning.
Ruto’s War with Raphael Tuju
It seems William Ruto’s road to statehouse gets bumpier and narrower every day. From Murathe to Kibicho, the DP is fighting many wars. The latest person to enter the ring is powerful Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju. Tuju is a big beneficiary of the handshake as it enabled him to charm his way into Raila’s heart again. A local daily revealed that the Cabinet Secretary without portfolio is now in Raila’s inner circle.
This did not go down well with Ruto who took to social media and wondered what kind of democracy allows the SG of a ruling party to be the opposition’s ‘chief strategist’.
Watchmen Can Now Arrest You
Yes, private security guards now have the power to arrest you if you are suspected to have committed any crime. Unlike police, they will do this without violence. This is just one of the many privileges given to them by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.
In a gazette notice, Matiang’i has also allowed the guards to carry guns and use armoured and rapid response vehicles.
Uber Drivers Protest Poor Pay…
Thousands of Nairobians who use digital taxi apps like Uber, will be forced to seek alternative means, as drivers vow to strike in a protest over poor pay.
The drivers are demanding an increase on cost per kilometre on rides. They claim the current rate is too low and translates to meagre earnings for them.
The strike will affect digital platforms such as Uber, Taxify, Little Cab, Pewin Cabs, and Fone Taxi.
A recently aired exposé has revealed that the meat, fruits, vegetables and other foods that Kenyans buy from supermarkets could be laced with Sodium Metabisulfite, a chemical component that has adverse side effects on human beings. Who is to blame for this health negligence and what action should be taken against those found culpable?