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The political life of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko hangs by a thread, following his impeachment by the Nairobi County Assembly last week. Whether or not he survives the Senate is guaranteed to dominate the headlines in the coming days.

So does the plight of doctors and health workers at large.

In today’s Morning Cafe, only on TV47, Linda Alela will discuss these headline issues with the lawyer duo of Boniface Nyamu and Murigi Kamande (6AM-7AM). They will also dissect the day’s newspapers as summarized below.

Later, Tongaren Member of Parliament Eseli Simiyu, and Political Analyst Eng. Butichi Khamisi will discuss political party wrangles (7AM-8AM).

What are the nitty gritties of investing in the construction industry? The show will host two experts Farrowson Muriithi from Pacific Reality Investment, and Phillip Kamau, who’ll offer Judicial advice.

Daily Nation

Daily Nation news paper
  • Politicians are masters of doublespeak. Not so long ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto, and ODM’s Raila Odinga swore to champion the cause of health workers. But it seems this depends on their relationships and political interests. Now, poor medics are dying as the trio flip-flops again.
  • The paper lists the counties that are yet to provide enhanced medical cover for staff. These are Nairobi, Meru, Nyeri, Narok, Migori, Siaya, Vihiga, Turkana, Homa Bay, Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Samburu, West Pokot, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Uasin Gishu, Makueni, Marsabit, Nyandarua, Elgeyo Marakwet, Bomet, Baringo, Kitui and Tharaka Nithi.
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The Standard

Through hardplay and popular antics, Mike Sonko and Ferdinard Waititu rose to the governorships of Nairobi and Kiambu counties, respectively. Their monikers “Sonko” and “Baba Yao” overshadowed their official names. Some say they took their jokes too far. Waititu was booted by Kiambu MCAs on Christmas eve last year. Is Sonko facing the same prospect?  

Business Daily

Business Daily News paper
  • Kenyans face a fine of Ksh1 million for refusing to disclose SMS, emails and WhatsApp messages that the government believes breach national security if Parliament adopts a proposed law.
  • Nairobi’s Fairview Hotel, Town Lodge  and City Lodge Two Rivers have been put up for sale, as the South African hospitality group which owns the three units plans to exit East Africa after six years of operation.
  • Safaricom may soon end the coronavirus-related price cuts at its M-Pesa business at the end of the year, CEO Peter Ndegwa is quoted as saying.

 The Star

The Star News paper
  • A dawn meeting at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s allies and some senators scuttled efforts to form a committee to investigate grounds for his removal. The paper says Majority leader Samuel Poghisio declined to give a notice of motion to debate the formation of the panel to escape the embarrassment of defeat. 
  • Commentator Wycliffe Muga predicts a hard future for cash-strapped universities in Kenya, in what he calls a “higher education apocalypse.”  

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