Ruto Scores Two Quick Wins Against Raila in Strategy to Weaken Opposition; New Fuel Prices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kakamega And Kisumu as Announced by EPRA & Peter Salasya reacts to Linet Toto’s proposal

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A leadership take-over of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party seems to have been effected after the Registrar of Political Parties ratified changes made by the party’s National Executive Committee.

Registrar Anne Nderitu confirmed the changes made — which saw the party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni, Vice-Chairman David Murathe and Treasurer Kagwe Gachoki removed from their positions — were procedural.

“The office has taken note of the contents of your submissions and the resolutions and acknowledges that the party constitution was in order in convening the meeting,” reads Ms Nderitu’s letter.

Nderitu told Jubilee Party to update her office on the progress of an internal dispute resolution and disciplinary processes. But an embattled Kioni said there are processes that must be completed by the faction that ousted him and two other officials.

“We have identified some processes that have been skipped but I cannot disclose them because it is not appropriate at this stage. We have several options of stopping the ouster. We are open to going to court, if need be,” said Kioni.

He added: “We have identified clear mistakes they have made. We believe that it is President William Ruto fighting us.

So, we will move to court. The court has given clear guidelines on what needs to be done”, he said. He further charged that some politicians were thinking they could oust Uhuru and have Jubilee wound up.

The NEC meeting held on February 2 appointed in an acting capacity Adan Keynan (Eldas), Eala MP Kanini Kega (secretary general) and Kitui South MP Rachael Nyamai (treasurer).

The new officials had announced that in the next six months, the party’s National Delegates Convention (NDC) would ratify a decision to exit Azimio la Umoja coalition.

Thereafter, the 30 lawmakers who had sanctioned the ouster met President Ruto and pledged their allegiance to his Kenyan Kwanza government.

Meanwhile, here are news stories making headlines on Opera News today;

Peter Salasya reacts to Linet Toto’s proposal

Mumias East MP Peter Salasya has reacted to Linet Chepkorir alias Toto’s engagement. In a tweet, the first-time lawmaker congratulated Toto, the youngest woman elected to the House of Representatives.

Additionally, he reiterated respect for Azimio la Umoja party leader Raila Odinga saying he would not do what he had promised to do due to her ‘disrespect.’

He said, “Yes, yes.  Young gal has definitely done it honourably congratulations @LinetChepkorir_ sasa sitafanya ile kitu but ka heshima tu kidogo kwa baba Raila na tutakuwa marafiki wakubwa tena sana sawa (I will not be doing what I promised, but accord some respect to Raila and we will be friends)…All the best harusi lazima nikuje sasa.”

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President Ruto scores two quick wins against Raila in a strategy to weaken the opposition

President William Ruto has outfoxed his archrival Raila Odinga in two recent developments inside and outside Parliament as he implements the strategy to weaken the opposition.

In the National Assembly yesterday, membership of a powerful committee that schedules parliamentary business was retained, but the President had already wooed some members who sit in the team as representatives of the minority side, hence bolstering the numbers of his ruling coalition.

And the Registrar of Political Parties yesterday confirmed a meeting by a splinter group of Jubilee Party, which has allied itself with the President, was convened properly, effectively endorsing the coup against critics of Kenya Kwanza administration, including secretary-general Jeremiah Kioni and vice chairman David Murathe.

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New Fuel Prices in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kakamega And Kisumu as Announced by EPRA

Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority ( EPRA) announced new prices of fuel for a period running until 14th March 2023.

As relayed by Wednesday’s Standard, super petrol, diesel and kerosene will now be retailed at the following prices in respective cities.

In Nairobi, super petrol users will be expected to fork out Ksh 177.30 for a litre while Diesel and kerosene will go for sh 162.00 and sh 145. 94 respectively.

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