See below a summary of the top stories for Thursday, August 5.
Donâ€™t Call My Name in Vain
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho’s comments regarding Mathira MP Rigathi Gachaugua has attracted backlash from politicians alike.
Initially, Kibicho had warned Gachagua against spreading false claims of persecution on national media.
The PS accused the latter of dragging his name and the Ministry of Interior in alleged claims of political persecution. Gachagua was asked to grow up and carry his cross.
However, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua criticised Kibicho, emphasizing that he should keep off engaging the media. Mutua suggested that he should instead let the government spokesman, Cyrus Oguna, relay the government’s message to Kenyans.
Rutoâ€™s Allies Put Up An Appearance And A Half
Members of Parliament allied to Deputy President William Ruto, including newly sworn-in John Njuguna, arrived at his residence in Karen in the morning hours of Thursday, August 5.
The legislators arrived in style, ululating and dancing in jubilation, as seen from a video clip shared with kenyagist.com
Kenyatta University Aims Higher
Eight students from Kenyatta University (KU) are in the final steps of launching a satellite into outer space.
The 1kg satellite, KU Cube, is expected to lift into space this August for the purpose of agricultural and disaster management.
George Masinde, the Form One student who walked 50 kilometres to join Joseph Boys High School, has received a full academic sponsorship from Mombasa Cement Limited.
The boy, in his determination, wowed the masses when he trekked 50 kilometres to his dream school in Kitale.
Museveniâ€™s Troop Addresses Ruto Misfortune
Uganda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem refuted allegations that Uganda was subliminally interfering with Kenyaâ€™s internal affairs.
Oryem affirmed that Uganda was not aware of what prompted Kenyan authorities to delay and ultimately cancel Ruto’s flight at Wilson on Monday, August 2.
Parliament Probes Potential Compromise of KCPE Results
The National Assembly has launched investigations into what is a possible manipulation of Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results.
This is as a result of two parents lodging complaints to the House. The duo submitted analyses of the childrenâ€™s academic performances which strongly deviated from the final results.