After suffering heavy losses in Machakos, Matungu and Kabuchai by-elections, United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party affiliated with Deputy President William Ruto is facing a daunting task to make inroads ahead of next year’s General Elections.
And now to add insult to injury, a vocal Tanga Tanga member and Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has announced a four-month sabbatical from the DP’s camp while unveiling his plan to unite the Western leaders in a bid to stake their claim in the political arena come 2022 elections.
Even though Barasa noted that his main agenda was to focus on developmental projects in Kimilili, pundits could read between the lines that this could be an indication that all may be rosy for the Ruto team mainly made up of relatively youthful politicians.
Earlier, the outspoken Kimilili legislator had decried that UDA’s move to handpick candidates for the just concluded by-elections worked to their disadvantage; forcing them to change tact with new plans of strengthening its foundation by recruiting new members and holding grassroots elections now underway.
Moreover, Ruto’s team has its work cut out if it wants to successfully market UDA on hostile grounds if Friday’s Machakos by-election humbling defeat is anything to go by.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Murathe Speaks on Monday’s Crucial Meeting Over DP Ruto’s Expulsion
Jubilee Party National Management Committee will on Monday(today) hold a crucial meeting that will deliberate on a myriad of issues.
Among the issues that have dominated the ruling party wrangles include the ejection of Deputy President William Ruto from his Deputy Party leader slot.
This follows an NMC meeting that sat and approved that the DP should be kicked out of the Jubilee’s Deputy Party leader position.
KCPE Begins Today Under Strict Rules to Curb Cheating, Covid
The 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination begins today, ending a five-month delay.
Some 1,187,517 candidates will sit the exam, which will end on Wednesday. They rehearsed on Friday.
The initial plan to administer in November flopped due to the closure of learning institutions to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Hospitals Overwhelmed as Cases of Critical COVID-19 Patients Surge
Kenya is becoming a red country, health experts continue to warn, as the country battles rising contagion numbers of the third wave.
In just 24 hours, 747 people have tested positive from 5145 samples bringing the cumulative cases to 120,910, with the test positivity rate at 14.5%.
Political analyst Prof. Herman Manyora on Sunday elicited mixed reactions after he called upon President Kenyatta to suspend the 2022 general elections amidst the challenges the country is facing such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you support Manyora’s sentiments that the elections should be postponed to allow the economy to recover?