The burial of businessman Tob Cohen shaped newspaper headlines on Wednesday, September 25.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s divorce case and Central Bank of Kenya’s (CBK) concern that old KSh 1,000 notes are increasingly being used to buy wheat in Narok were among stories that also received deep coverage in today’s newspapers.
1. People Daily
Mother to Senator Linturi’s estranged wife Maryanne Kitany has claimed that Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi knelt before her and asked for Kitany’s hand in marriage on behalf of the senator.
Rhoda Chepkoech, who serves as a pastor, told the court that the incident happened in 2014 when Kitany invited Linturi to a church fundraiser she had convened.
The senator, the preacher said, donated KSh 1 million. He was accompanied by other senior leaders like Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and governors Ferdinand Waititu, Stephen Sang and Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter.
Chepkoech further claimed that Linturi gifted her a car and she produced the keys before court.
2. The Standard
The daily reported that family of slain businessman Tob Cohen had made all attempts to block widow Sarah Wairimu from attending the burial ceremony.
It is claimed that the ceremony was postponed on Monday after it emerged that Sarah will be in attendance.
Cohen’s relatives had hoped that by postponing the ceremony to Tuesday, the widow would have been compelled to secure another order which they hoped the court would deny her.
This, however, did not happen as the order the court issued on Monday was not time-bound and allowed the accused to attend her husband’s funeral.
3. Taifa Leo
Kisii Governor James Ongwae lashed out at Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot stating that the lawmaker had a bad habit and aimed at tainting the image of Matang’i. Ongwae’s sentiments were echoed by 20 MCAs.
North Rift KANU coordinator Paul Kibet also took issue with the Tanga Tanga leaders and asked them to desist from making false accusations against Matiang’i and Kibicho.
This followed Senator Cheruiyot’s outburst that Matiang’i had reached out to DP Ruto to help him save his name from the explosive Ruaraka land scam.
4. The Star
Kariuki said his comparison of the DP to a hard-working bee was just a general example and all he meant was to urge other Christians to emulate hard-working people in the society.
“And I gave the example of our deputy president who goes around the country to see how government money is spent as well as identifying what needs to be done,” he said.
The bishop has since Sunday suffered bruising backlash especially from social media platforms where many users have accused him of backtracking on his stand.
Many claimed his statement was political and reminded him that he was the same person who banned politicians from attending church functions in his dioceses in 2016.
5. Daily Nation
The daily reported that a teacher who allegedly ridiculed a pupil for soiling her dress with menses has been sent on compulsory leave by the Ministry of Education.
They shamed 14-year-old girl later took her life after she narrated the ordeal her mother.
The decision by the ministry has, however, irked the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) which has come to defense of the teacher arguing that it was wrong for her to be sent away before investigations were concluded.
“We issue one-week ultimatum to the ministry to review this matter. The teacher should be made to resume her duties with immediate effect,” said KUPPET Vice Chair Julius Korir.
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