Storm Hits Koome’s Pick as Chief Justice; “Is Murathe Now on a Revenge Mission?” Questions Raised as Fresh Details Emerge & Mutahi Ngunyi Claims Paul Gicheru Surrendered to ICC to Fix DP Ruto

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As May approaches, some of the major concerns that Kenyans seemingly have, include; when the government will reopen the economy and whether schools will resume on May 10 as scheduled.

In a recent interview, health CS Mutahi Kagwe made it clear that their decision on school reopening will be entirely determined by the positivity rate which the ministry is currently monitoring.

While assuring parents, Kagwe said that they are working with the Ministry of Education to ensure that teachers are vaccinated; as one of the measures to prepare for safe resumption once the COVID situation is less threatening.

The uncertainty that many have had to deal with amid the pandemic has left very little to celebrate about; not just in Kenya but globally.

In the past few weeks, India’s COVID-19 situation has caught the attention of the entire universe as a result of the overwhelming cases and deaths recorded.

As of April 28, India recorded 360960 new cases which is the highest ever recorded in the world since the pandemic started and 3293 deaths.

Through the hashtag #PrayforIndia which has been trending on social media platforms, the world has joined in to send goodwill messages as well as donations to help the country manage the situation.

Already Kenya has banned passenger flights from India for 14 days effective 30th April allowing time for Kenyans who wish to come home to travel.

Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines today:

Storm Hits Koome’s Pick as Chief Justice

JSC members announce Appeal Court judge Martha Koome as their the Chief Justice nominee on April 27.
JSC members announce Appeal Court judge Martha Koome as their the Chief Justice nominee

Some MPs yesterday raised concerns about regional balance in the running of the country after President Kenyatta sent the name of Justice Martha Koome to Parliament for approval.

Koome, who if approved, will head one arm of government, comes from the Mount Kenya region together with National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

By law, Muturi is third in the pecking order and would act as President in the absence of the President and the Deputy President.

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Mutahi Ngunyi Claims Paul Gicheru Surrendered to ICC to fix William Ruto 

Mutahi Ngunyi Claims Paul Gicheru Surrendered to ICC to fix William Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto

Controversial political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has claimed lawyer Paul Gicheru surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to fix Deputy President William Ruto.

Gicheru presented himself to the Hague-based court in November 2020 following a warrant of arrest issued against him by the international court in 2015 for allegedly interfering with witnesses.

Ngunyi now alleges the suspect had a mission to revive Ruto’s ICC case, which had been terminated in 2016 due to lack of substantial evidence.

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“Is He Now On a Revenge Mission?”-Netizens React as Details of Murathe’s Days at Nyayo House Surface

Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe

Netizens have been left in surprise after a story about Jubilee Party Vice Chair David Murathe’s 85 days torture at the Nyayo house chambers during the tenure of the late Former President Daniel Arap Moi surfaced online.

According to details shared on on Wednesday night, Murathe once narrated his ugly experience at the Nyayo house chambers which included Staying in water for weeks and being forced to sit on a special seat that had needles like a sewing machine as others were thrown off from the last floor of Nyayo house. Details which have elicited mixed reactions from Netizens.

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