Jubilee Senator Dies in Grisly Road Accident; Over 200,000 Teachers Could Miss Salary for Snubbing Covid Jab & Mt Kenya Caucus Unity Meets as PNU Plans Comeback

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One Kenya Alliance is expected to host a key meeting today to determine its alliance’s future.

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi(ANC), Moses Wetang’ula and Kanu’s Gideon Moi yesterday led their troops to Naivasha.

On the other hand, the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga will be launching his 2022 election campaign from a nearby Nakuru town.

The two meetings come days after President Uhuru Kenyatta sent a strong signal that Opposition Chief Raila Odinga is his preferred successor.

The President has also exerted pressure on the Opposition leaders to forge a united front ahead of next year’s general elections.

Following this, Mudavadi said an eight-member technical committee is a today expected to present a progress report on OKA when they convene in Naivasha.

Do you think the two-day meeting in Naivasha for OKA principals will be successful and probably forge a united front and Support Raila Odinga?

Nominated Senator Victor Prengei Dies in Grisly Road Accident

Nominated Senator Victor Prengei is dead.

Prengei died in a road accident along Kabarak-Nakuru road on Monday night.

The news was confirmed by Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka.

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Mt Kenya Caucus Unity Meet as PNU Plans Comeback

Mt Kenya party leaders have convened a strategy meeting in Thika on Tuesday to discuss the region acting as a bloc in supporting a presidential hopeful.

Mt Kenya is a precious unified vote bloc but various leaders in Central could be splitting it by pulling in different directions, making it less valuable.

Former President Mwai Kibaki’s Party of National Unity has also convened a meeting for Wednesday as it plans a major comeback on the political scene.

The big meeting in Thika comes at a time of political confusion in Mt Kenya on which direction to take in 2022, who to support for the president.

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More Than 200,000 Teachers Could Miss Salary Over Covid Jab Snub

More than 200,000 teachers risk missing out on their August salaries for failing to take the Covid-19 jab.

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) gave the tutors, from both public and private schools, seven days to take the full dosage of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine in line with a directive by Public Service head Joseph Kinyua that all public servants take the two doses or face unspecified disciplinary measures.

Yesterday, TSC Secretary Dr Nancy Macharia revealed that only 110,342 teachers have received full dosage since the exercise began, against the government target of 330,671.

Another 178,734 had only taken the first dose, the teachers’ employer announced yesterday. Macharia termed the figures “far from impressive” and gave those yet to get the jab seven days to do so.

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