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Kenya: Ruling Jubilee administration 2013 promises, others grab headlines

Ruling Jubilee administration 2013 promises, Mombasa Governor triumphant return from the United States and claims of herders shooting at police boss chopper, grabbed the headlines of major dailies on Monday.“Has Jubilee delivered on its 2013 promises?” screamed the headline of the Star newspaper which reported that four years after the ruling Jubilee coalition took office, the stark reality of taking stock of their achievements and failures ahead of the August general election beacons.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta is scheduled to deliver the fourth and last State of the Nation Address of his first term in Parliament on Wednesday next week,” reported the daily.

“Joho stirs Mombasa on return from USA,” reported the Standard newspaper which pointed out that Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho on Sunday declared that he was ready to face his main challengers if NASA decides to hold joint primaries for various elective seats.

“Joho, who is the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) deputy party leader, at the same time, accused his rivals of inventing lies to avoid joint party primaries, which many expect would escalate the political feud in NASA in the coastal city,” reported the daily.

“Rancher: Herders shot at police boss,” which pointed out that herders shot at a chopper belonging to the Inspector General of police, after a chairing a peace meeting between security officers and ranch managers in troubled Laikipia region in Rift Valley.

“The IG had just concluded a meeting with security officers and other security managers from various ranches. When his chopper took off a group of men emerged from the bushes and shot twice in the air,” reported the daily.



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