As one of Kenya’s foremost political scientists and intellectuals, Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o knows a thing or two about Constitution making.
As Kisumu Governor, he also knows what works and what doesn’t at the county level.
This morning, he joins Linda Alela on TV47’s Morning Cafe from 7AM-8AM. They will discuss these issues, and more.
The segment will be curtain-raised by newspaper reviews, whereby Linda will be joined by outspoken Kiambu town MCA Antony Ikonya. (6AM-7AM)
Depression. Winston Churchill described it as a ‘black dog’. It lurks in the shadows of every adult, threatening to sniff out the happiness of daily living. How do you leash it? Tune in as we explore this topic from 8AM-9AM.
Raila Odinga’s ODM is seeking to have the issue of the proposed 70 new constituencies reopened and its input taken into account. “The new push could see the proponent of the BBI go back to making changes before sending the Bill to the IEBC.” The newspaper reports that the proposals will be tied up by Friday with the hope they will be incorporated in the Bill. The consensus proposals are aimed at ensuring that the Bill is more acceptable even as opposition to it grows.
- The woman arrested after Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka collapsed in a Kilimani apartment in the wee hours of Friday morning says she is a long-time friend of the lawmaker. Esther Muli, a teacher based in Wote, said she could not possibly have conspired to harm him.
The paper leads with an emotive story on the life and death of 28-year-old Dr Stephen Mogusu who lost the battle to Covid-19 two days ago. Dr Mogusu’s case symbolizes the plight of Kenyan health workers.
- Embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s fate will be decided by an 11-member Senate Committee. While Sonko had preferred to appear before a full house, the Senate Business Committee, which schedules house business, opted for this route. The final decision will however be made by a plenary, which convenes for a special sitting today (Dec. 9, 2020) afternoon.
Salaried workers will get up to Ksh 4,856 monthly after the government widened the income tax bands to soften the blow from withdrawal of tax relief introduced in April. The relief was meant to cushion businesses and households from economic shocks of Covid-19 pandemic.
- Kenya Railways Corporation will on Friday start commuter railway services on the Nairobi-Nanyuki route. The resumption comes after more than two decades of dormancy. The train services will cost Ksh200, and between Ksh50 and Ksh100 inter-terminus. The trips will serve Murang’a, Maragua, Sagana, Karatina, Kiganjo, Chaka and Naromoru towns.
With Kenya in the middle of the worst pandemic ever, the political class is doing little to resolve a devastating strike by health workers protesting lack of essential supplies and poor work conditions.
- “Do we give our students a chance to take up courses of their own passion?” poses Mount Kenya University founder Prof. Simon Gicharu in Higher Education/Corporate Scene segment. “How many time have we witnessed students saying they took their courses because their parents dictated to them?” Prof. Gicharu was addressing the African Centre for Career Enhancement and Skills Support idea competition kick-off virtual conference.