Good morning fellow Kenyans,
We are in the season of political alliances and realignments with new hopefuls also entering the crowded race that has Deputy President William Ruto and ODM supremo Raila Odinga as the frontrunners.
The latest talking point is an alleged planned mass walk-out of ODM led by Kakamega governor and the party’s deputy leader Wycliffe Oparanya who has reportedly met the DP a couple of times over the last few days.
Oparanya’s first meeting with the second in command momentarily arouse speculations of a possible coalition between Ruto and Raila after Oparanya allegedly trooped to the former premier’s home to brief him about the talks.
His recent talks with the DP now point to a looming political dalliance between the two as pundits claim the Kakamega county boss is aligning himself for a Deputy PM’s position in a purported alliance between Ruto and Raila.
Allies of the two leaders have however rubbished any such coalition, saying Ruto and Raila were ideologically incompatible.
Do you think there is a possibility of Ruto working with Raila or is the DP’s interest only in snatching Oparanya from ODM?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Education CS Magoha to Announce KCPE Results Today
Parents and 2021 KCPE candidates have been advised to stay tuned today, Thursday, April 15, 2021, as the Education Ministry is set to release the KCPE results. The examination results will be announced anytime from 10 AM as has been the norm in the past years.
The 2021 national examinations have been different from the others owing to the fact that the Country and the entire world is facing a pandemic.
Uhuru Bows to Pressure, Stops Fuel Price Rise
A last-minute intervention by the National Treasury after public uproar on expected fuel prices increase forced the energy agency to retain pump prices.
A letter from the Exchequer seen by the Star addressed to acting Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority director Daniel Kiptoo indicated that the government will compensate oil marketers.
Kang’ata Endorses Raila-Ruto 2022 Alliance Issuing Tough Conditions
Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata has endorsed an alliance comprising Orange Democratic Movement Party Leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto’s camp issuing tough conditions.
Speaking in an interview with Citizen TV, Senator Kang’ata has said that he doesn’t see a problem with Raila Odinga joining DP Ruto in charting the 2022 path to the Presidency alleging that it would even sound better for the two leaders working together.
On Wednesday, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i announced that the ongoing curfew hours in Nairobi and other zoned counties will run until May 29. Do you think this is the best move by the government amid a suffering economy?