Uhuru Speaks on the Ongoing Purge Against Ruto Allies; Aisha Jumwa Resurfaces, Lectures Uhuru and Raila & Parents Given Deadline to Propose School Reopening Dates

Good morning motorists and bikers, how do you feel now that fuel prices are so low, yet you cannot take advantage of this since there is nowhere for you to go?

In Nairobi, Super petrol now costs Ksh 83.33 per liter, while diesel costs Ksh 78.37 per liter.

Now if these were ordinary times and the cost of fuel dropped to this kind of low, we wouldn’t have an ounce of peace in the country.

For starters, everyone would bring out their personal vehicles, meaning an even bigger traffic build-up, as if what we already have day in day out with matatus is not hassle enough.

And how can we forget the ever-annoying road-tripping showoffs who ensure that everyone on the road knows they are headed for Naivasha just because they can?

One of the biggest lessons from the coronavirus pandemic is that we need to start living in the moment. If you need to take a vacation, don’t stall in the name of waiting for a time when the prices of goods and services will fall.

That time may come and find you in lockdown, or it may never come at all.

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Aisha Jumwa resurfaces, lectures Uhuru and Raila for fighting women

Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa said William Ruto’s allies won’t be intimidated by Uhuru and Raila. Photo: Aisha Jumwa

Vocal Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa has resurfaced after a long period of silence following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The ODM lawmaker alongside other Inua Mama team members lectured President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga on respecting their rights as women after Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika was ousted from Senate leadership.

In a press conference at Parliament buildings on Thursday, May 14, Jumwa wondered why Kihika was removed from her plum position and replaced Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata, a man, noting they could not sit pretty and watch as they were trampled upon.

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School Reopening: Parents Given Deadline to Propose Dates

A teacher and students inside a classroom at Kawangware Primary School, Nairobi, on October 5, 2015

The National Covid-19 Education Response team led by Dr. Sarah Ruto has issued a one-week window for parents to propose school reopening dates.

The committee formed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Wednesday, May 13 has urged stakeholders and the public to submit written proposals to its secretariat on or before Friday, May 22.

“They have to do so in reference to the basic education sub-sector,” Ruto stated on Thursday, May 14.

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Uhuru: I have no ill feelings against anyone

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and President Uhuru Kenyatta during a meeting in Nyeri on Friday, August 17, 2018.

President Uhuru Kenyatta struck a conciliatory tone at the State House talks during which Jubilee senators ratified changes in the House leadership.

President Kenyatta said he bears no grudges and his agenda is simply to transform the country.

β€œThe President stated that he has no anger or ill-feeling against anyone,” minutes of the State House talks seen by the Star read in part.

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The extended curfew and movement cessation order by the government is set to expire over the weekend. Do you think President Uhuru Kenyatta should add another 21 days to the misery, or is it time we accepted that the coronavirus is here to stay and adopt more proactive preventative measures?

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