A beautiful sunny morning like today may be a sign that we are done with mourning and back to what we know best; politicking! It’s less than 72 hours since late Kibra MP Ken Okoth was unceremoniously cremated at the Kariakor crematorium in a function that both his mum and son did not attend. It seems the family has already moved on from the fallen politician and shifted focus to who will replace him at the August house.
Elsewhere, Bomet Deputy Governor Hilary Barchok will be sworn in as the governor on Thursday. All eyes are on who will take over as deputy governor. There have been calls for him to choose a female deputy in honor of Joyce Laboso. It looks like it is going to be a fully packed week.
Here are the top stories making headlines in Opera News;
Who will be the next Kibra MP?
The family of late Kibra MP Ken Okoth has asked ODM leader Raila Odinga to endorse one of them as the next MP. Raila Odinga served the people of Kibra for a very long time during his time as Langata MP and it is believed he will have a say on who replaces Okoth.
Okoth’s maternal nephew Elvis Oluoch told the Star that the family is considering sending emissaries to party leader Raila Odinga to endorse Imran Okoth, the former MP’s personal assistant.
“We have one Imran in mind. He was the personal assistant to Ken and was the one taking care of everything when Ken was sick. So we thought he is the right person to do that because he knew every plan Ken had concerning Kibra.”
Atwoli Warns TSC Over Plan to Cut Teachers’ Pay
Something serious happened while we were all mourning the demise of Ken Okoth and Joyce Laboso. The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) announced that it will recover billions of shillings paid to Knut members two years ago by deducting their salaries.
But COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has termed the plans as illegal and unconstitutional.
Is Ruto Funding Punguza Mizigo Bill?
Who is funding Ekuro Aukot’s ambitious bill to change the constitution? A few weeks ago, Aukot sent shockwaves in political cycles when IEBC announced that he had managed to collect more than one million signatures. ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna had promised to step down if they achieved this milestone, we wonder why he is still in office.
There have been claims that Deputy President William Ruto could be the one financing Aukot’s activities. Thirdway Alliance has issued a statement about these claims.
Harambee Stars were knocked out of 2020 CHAN qualifiers after losing to Tanzania on Sunday. This comes a few weeks after a poor AFCON show in Egypt. Do you think it’s time FKF disbanded the technical bench led by coach Sebastien Migne and appointed a new coach? Let us know in the comment section.