Three exciting things are happening on TV47’s Morning Cafe from 6AM-9AM today.
Host Linda Alela will interview Nyandarua County Governor Francis Kimemia on ‘Leadership and Governance’. Political analysts Eric Ragalo and Jimmy Kagoni will review the day’s headlines and later, everyone will don their boots and cowboy hats for weekend-mood-setting country music session.
This is a summary of the headlines in today’s newspapers:
- The paper profiles the tenure of outgoing Chief Justice David Maraga. While he made history by overturning the Presidential elections in 2017, Maraga’s judiciary was starved of cash and human resource, two problems that turned the CJ into a “constant complainer.”
- New proposals seek to reduce the hefty allowances that civil servants get and narrow salary gaps for workers within the same job group. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission now wants allowances not to constitute more than 40percent of the monthly gross pay.
- Believing in God, hot weather, youthfulness, and lack of travel history are among the reasons that seven in 10 youth in Kenya do not think they are at risk of contracting coronavirus.
- The constitutional change process is now in the court of the electoral commission. Its chair Wafula Chebukati has issued terms for a robust and quick clearance of the Building Bridges Initiative. “We have received the signatures and our work starts from here. It will be in five phases,” he says.
- Betting firm Mozzartbet is in the spotlight after Assets and Recovery Agency questioned the source of more than Ksh600 million the company wired to a businessman’s bank accounts in six months.
- Auctioneers have launched a court bid to stop banks from shunning forceful sale of property seized from loan defaulters, in favour of private settlement. Through their umbrella body the National Association of Kenya Auctioneers, they say banks are denying them commissions earned from forceful sale of defaulters property.
- The paper leads with the intrigues surrounding the succession of Chief Justice David Maraga as he departs from office. Other news are on the victims of Post election violence being awarded Ksh4 million each by the court yesterday, and the order on Members of Parliament to refund Ksh1.2bn they awarded themselves illegally in house allowance.