It is a cold Thursday. But it is even worse for the 400 employees of giant betting firm Sportpesa who received their interdiction letters on Wednesday evening.
The company decided to fire all its employees just three days after announcing that they were exiting the Kenyan market. Sportpesa has not been in operation for more than three months.
It joins a growing and scary list of companies that have retrenched their employees. Is the government making it hard for local businesses to thrive?
We will be discussing this and other hot stories on Opera News.
Here are the stories making headlines this morning:
How Raila was Blackmailed into the Handshake
There have been a lot of unanswered questions about the famous March 9, truce between Raila Odinga and his brother Uhuru Kenyatta, which came just days after ‘Baba’ had been sworn in as the people’s president.
NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi has now opened the lead on what led to the handshake, saying that Raila and other opposition leaders were threatened with Visa bans from foreign countries.
Another Blow for Mariga as Jubilee Youth Vow to Campaign for Imran
A group of Jubilee Party youth has thrown its weight behind ODM candidate Imran Okoth in the Kibra by-election.
The youth said they snubbed Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga in the spirit of the handshake.
“We will mobilise our people and fellow Jubilee party members to support, vote and protect the votes of ODM’s Imran Okoth. Kibra is safe in his hands and the handshake will remain strong,” said Zack Kinuthia.
Why You Have Not Received Huduma Namba
The state says Kenyans have not received their Huduma Namba card because the data collected has not been processed following court orders.
Testifying in court on Wednesday, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said the biometric data captured by the state during Huduma Number registration is sitting idle awaiting the court’s decision.
Even before Kenyans finished mourning the death of pupils who perished after their school collapsed, another tragedy occurred. The Likoni Ferry tragedy has once again exposed how ill-prepared we are as a country in case of disasters. The West Gate Mall, the Dusit attack, even market fires have left many with questions as to whether as a country we are prepared to tackle calamity and leave wananchi feeling more helpless. What actions should we as a country take to ensure we respond to disasters better? Leave us a comment, below.