Good morning Kenyans.
It is the final day of the month of April, a month that has not been favourable for some if not everyone.
Normally it would be a time when everyone is out and about enjoying their hard-earned pay but well, not today.
For the few who still report to the office, remember to keep safe and to have a sweater and an umbrella with you as the rainy season will be here for a while.
It has been another week marred with drama, frustration and outright disappointment.
Governor Mike Sonko looks to be a man sinking into despair each week.
The flamboyant governor recently decided to pick a new fight with his seniors at Harambee House.
The controversial politician likened his current state to that of President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2006.
According to the embattled Sonko, no one knew Uhuru would one day be president after being defeated hands down in his first attempt at the position.
The county boss further pointed out that power comes and goes and every leader at one point will go back to being just a citizen of the country.
The ironical bit about Sonko’s latest outburst is that he too was once in a position of power before he turned his back on the residents of Nairobi.
The leader seems to have moved from being Mike Mbuvi Sonko to Mike ‘Mvumilivu’ Sonko.
This brings up the big question, is the governor being petty, has he finally lost the war against the State or has he decided to embrace the same path that former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu trod on?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News:
Uhuru Has Betrayed Ruto, Kikuyu and Kalenjin Elders Say
A section of Kalenjin and Kikuyu elders in the Rift Valley now claim President Uhuru Kenyatta is frustrating his deputy William Ruto through elaborate state machinery.
COVID-19 Funds: Health Ministry Spends KSh 2M on Airtime, KSh 4M on Tea and Snacks
The Ministry of Health has spent KSh 2 million on airtime and KSh 4 million on tea and snacks since the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Kenya.
Uhuru, Museveni, Kagame Strike Covid-19 Deal on Truck Drivers After Call
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday, April 29 agreed to formulate a common approach for the testing of truck drivers at border points for Covid-19, addressing an issue which has caused confusion and sparked fear in border communities in recent weeks.
Deputy President William Ruto’s weeks seem to be spent fighting off opposition of all sorts. This week, particularly, Ruto was involved in a two way battle with the Standard Newspaper and Lawyer Makau Mutua. As always, the DP is never short of comebacks. The ‘man from Sugoi’ told off the local daily and adopted a new slogan, “I love speaking in tongues”.
For Makau, Ruto finally had enough of the legal practitioner’s negativity and decided to block him on Twitter. The second in command’s behaviour leaves one to wonder, has Ruto been degraded so much that the only power he holds are that of tweeting and blocking people? Share your views below on our comments section.