Uhuru Faces Revolt as Ruto, Raila Enjoy Victory; Why Amos Kimunya Won’t Resign Over Rurii By-election Loss & Dennis Itumbi Asked to Find Partner and Get Married “Awache Kupayuka”

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The Hustler nation seems to be growing with each passing day and with the latest results from the by-elections, DP Ruto and his men seem destined to have the last laugh.

Moses Kuria proved that he is still a force to reckon with after the candidate affiliated to his little-known People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) emerged victorious in the Juja by-election. PEP’s George Koimburi beat Jubilee’s Susan Njeri after he garnered 12 ,159 votes against her 5,746 votes to clinch the seat. Should this worry the President?

Away from the by-elections, Martha Koome is officially the first female chief justice in the history of Kenya. This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta gazetted her appointment as Chief Justice.

From the judiciary we head to the legislature where members of parliament are worried following the continued absence of speaker Justin Muturi.

Muturi has missed recent Parliamentary sittings and his failure to attend Wednesday’s special session fueled more questions about his whereabouts. Just where is Justin Muturi?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today

Uhuru faces revolt as Ruto, Raila savour victory

Central Kenya leaders at Sagana State Lodge during a meeting with President Kenyatta on January 30.
PHOTO/COURTESY President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ability to influence his 2022 succession has come under sharp scrutiny after he lost three by-elections in a single day, including in his home county.

The ruling Jubilee Party was beaten in the Juja parliamentary contest — a constituency in the President’s own Kiambu county — as well as the Rurii ward by-election in neighboring Nyandarua county.

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Amos Kimunya: I was to resign over Rurii by-election loss but Kipipiri constituents won’t allow

PHOTO/COURTESY National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya

National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya has finally addressed calls for his resignation following the Jubilee party’s humiliating defeat to UDA candidate in Rurii Ward, Nyandarua County, by-elections.

Kimunya had threatened to resign if the Jubilee candidate loses in the by-election

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Makau Mutua Asks Dennis Itumbi to Find Partner, Get Married: “Settle Down Uwache Kupayuka”

Itumbi ordered to pay child upkeep - The Standard

Kenyan-American law professor Makau Mutua has challenged blogger Dennis Itumbi to find a partner and get married as soon as possible as time is not on his side.

The issue came up when the duo traded barbs on Twitter over the Juja by-election results, which People Empowerment Party’s George Koimburi won.

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