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DP Ruto removed as jubilee deputy party leader.

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The National Management Committee made the bold decision to remove Ruto as the party’s deputy leader and fowarded the decision to the National Executive Council chaired by the President. Ruto is accused of sabotage and faulted his association with the United Democratic Alliance(UDA), an affiliate party of jubilee

Raphael Tuju jubilee secretary yesterday told the standard that NMC is the most powerful organ of the jubilee party which sets the agenda for NEC, resolved to fire Ruto as the deputy party leader. The secretary-general said the party leader could either call for a meeting or delegate the matter as was the case with the removal of Muranga senator Irungu Kangata as the majority leader.

The DP, whose relationship with the president has deteriorated in recent months over his early 2022 campaingns and ambivalence towards the Building Bridges Initiative, was the last man standing from his Tangatanga wing in the ruling party.

“If you are praising it(government) stay in, if you are dissatisfied, get out, Uhuru has said on several occasions.

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High Court Judges Aggrey Mchelule and Said Chitembwe Arrested

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The two judges are accused of receiving bribes for various cases they previously handled.

In a statement on Thursday, the director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji said he was not aware of the reason leading to their arrests and questioning, and that his office had not received any files concerning them.

Mchelule is among President Uhuru Kenyatta’s “Rejected Six”, who were denied promotions due to “integrity issues”, according to the Head of State.

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed 34 judges out of 41 who were recommended by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for an appointment, citing intelligence reports indicting them on a number of issues that he did not disclose.

In June, Chief Justice Martha Koome appointed Justices Justice James Wakiaga, George Nduru, and William Musyoka to hear and determine two petitions challenging the decision of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s refusal to appoint six judges.

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‘I’m the father,’ Senate Speaker Lusaka admits after woman sues him for Ksh.25M

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Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has admitted to be the father of an unborn child he sired with a woman who sued him last month, demanding Ksh.25 million in child support.

During the mention of the case on Wednesday, the court was told that Lusaka had agreed to cater for the child’s pre-natal care adding that other issues would be settled once the baby is born.

It’s not correct that my client can’t make prenatal expenses ….that has been sorted …And we are saying let’s wait for the baby to be born… who can buy a house within seven days?” said the Speaker through lawyer Peter Wanyama.

The woman, through lawyer Danstan Omari, sued the speaker and is seeking child support of Ksh.200,000 monthly or a lump sum pay of Ksh.25 million. She had claimed that Lusaka had declined to take up his responsibility by providing for her and the needs of the unborn child.

However, Lusaka through his lawyer Peter Wanyama told the court that there were a couple of issues including accommodation expenses which have to be addressed.

The court was also told that parties in the case have engaged in serious discussion with a view of entering a final consent.

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President Kenyatta commissions five new hospitals in night operation

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The hospitals launched by the Head of State in the four-hour night operation were two-level 2 hospitals at Gichagi in Kangemi and Gatina in Kawangware as well as level 3 hospitals in Mukuru Kwa Rueben, Tassia Kwa Ndege, and Our Lady of Nazareth in Mukuru Kwa Njenga.

“The dispensaries and level 2 health facilities should operate 24 hours services in order to decongest Kenyatta National Hospital and Mama Lucy Hospital. Instead of someone using money to go and seek medical services at Kenyatta National Hospital, they need to access these services at the facilities which are near them,” President Kenyatta said.

Further, the Head of State said the operation was aimed at enabling him to assess the population of city residents, especially those in informal settlements where the hospitals are located, seeking healthcare at night so as to enable the Government to resource them adequately.

Addressing journalists who accompanied him during the night operation at State House, Nairobi after the exercise, the President said he chose to commission the new hospitals at night so as to adhere to Covid-19 containment protocols.

Besides opening the new health facilities, President Kenyatta said the night tour was aimed at inspecting the ongoing road construction projects within the informal settlements saying so far a total of 400kms had been completed while another 450kms was underway.

“The other thing we wanted to see was the roads. We embarked on a program where we are doing 400kms of roads in our inner cities. We have been able to travel in those informal settlements without challenges. These are roads we have been constructing over the past one year and we are now constructing 450kms and we want to increase the same with another 300kms in this financial year,” the President said.

The Head of State said the Government is keen on providing quality services to all Kenyans regardless of their status in life and pointed out that ongoing city sewerage expansion works, financed by the African Development Bank, will also benefit Nairobi slums.

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