Plan to Bring Back Igathe as Nairobi Governor Rolled Out; Kieleweke MP Criticizes Uhuru on Live TV & Scramble for ODM Candidate in Nairobi By-election Intensifies

Good morning,

If you are a Kenyan, then you can never be at liberty to use the phrase, ”I have seen it all.”

This is because the country is full of surprises that emerge with every passing day, and boy does it get absurd!

So on Monday, a video clip emerged of students sharing a class as schools re-opened.

Students sharing classrooms, for purposes such as exams or preps, is understandable, since it is common knowledge that infrastructure is inadequate in many learning institutions.

But what would drive teachers to actually conduct lessons in such a shared class?

In the viral video, two teachers are seen at the front of the classroom, each teaching their group of students co-currently.

To make matters worse, the class is being shared by PP1 pupils and class 8 pupils!

We might have criticized our Education CS for recommending learning under trees, but if this scenario is anything to by, George Magoha knew very well what he was saying.

Here are  the stories making headlines on Opera News today: 

Plan to Bring Back Igathe as Nairobi Governor Rolled Out

Mike Sonko alongside Polycarp Igathe during the 2017 campaign period

The debate around the validity of Polycarp Igathe’s resignation as Nairobi Deputy Governor has resurfaced setting in motion a plan to have Igathe succeed former Governor Mike Sonko.

Mihango MCA Paul Kados moved to court seeking the court’s clarity on Igathe’s position and halting the upcoming by-elections.

He argued that Igathe never officially tendered his resignation and hence should, according to the Constitution, be allowed to complete the remainder of Sonko’s term.

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Gloves off as Kieleweke MP criticizes Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta in live TV interview

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past media briefing

National Assembly Majority Leader, Hon. Amos Kimunya has finally spoken his mind while on a live TV interview on Citizen TV. The soft-spoken legislator was invited to give his views on the state of the nation amid political realignments in the country.

Hon. Amos Kimunya was appointed the new National Assembly Majority Leader after Hon. Aden Duale was removed from the position due to his political alienation. Hon. Duale has been supporting DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions and criticizing the BBI report.

Hon. Kimunya criticized the SGR project stating that it wasn’t economically viable. The soft-spoken Pres. Uhuru’s ally also poked holes into the electricity projects which are being undertaken across the country.

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Scramble for ODM candidate in Nairobi by-election intensifies

ODM director of communications Philip Etale (left) confers with Party leader Raila Odinga in a past function. PHOTO: Courtesy

The scramble to be named ODM deputy governor candidate intensified as Jubilee moved closer to announcing its governor aspirant in the Nairobi by-election.

Lobbying went a notch higher for ODM as Jubilee continued to vet the names of members who have shown interest. The two parties will be fielding a joint candidate in the by-election.

ODM said the seat belonged to Jubilee and as such it will back its candidate. The Orange party will field a running mate.

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Do you think DP William Ruto and his camp will floor President Uhuru Kenyatta’s camp once again, as the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election beckons?

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