Reggae must go on.Here are top politics news that made headlines:
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has ignited the internet after satirically claiming he has missed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rallies. Though he was a strong critic of the BBI process, Murkomen used to steal the show with his stinging attacks and criticism of the report during public rallies organised to popularise it.
Some weird thought crossed my mind. I miss BBI rallies 😂😂😂
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) August 1, 2020
Through his Twitter handle on Saturday, Agust 1, the vocal senator sparked controversy on his timeline after opening up about BBI thoughts that had crossed his mind. “Some weird thought crossed my mind. I miss BBI rallies,” he tweeted.
In the final rally he attended in Meru county, Murkomen who was accompanied by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria caused a storm when he turned the event into a political rally and called out the proponents of the report for allegedly misleading Kenyans.
Nairobi and Coast regions will be under new police commanders following changes made by Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua.
Current Coast region commander Rashid Yakub has taken over from Philip Ndolo in Nairobi, while Kiganjo Police Training College Deputy Commandant Gabriel Musau heads to Coast Regional as the new police boss.
The changes announced on Saturday will see Ndolo posted to Kiganjo Police Training College in Nyeri as the deputy commandant.
In December 2019 Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was accused of assaulting Yakub while resisting arrest at Ikanga airstrip in Voi over an Sh357 million garbage tender.
Yakub filed assault charges against the governor but he later dropped them.
The changes come amid chaos witnessed at City Hall, which insiders say may have prompted the decision to effect the changes.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has launched a new scheme to invade former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s backyard to dissuade them from supporting the ODM leader.
The delegation was received by the Kapseret MP on August 1, 2020 where they vowed to throw their weight behind Deputy President William Ruto.
The DPs camp has launched a charm offensive in a region that is considered as Odinga’s stronghold. Sudi had first met the group in Kisumu when he visited the county in July, when they conveyed their wish to join Ruto.
They also asked for support to help them make a living and sustain themselves amid job losses occasioned by Covid-19.
“Among other issues, we discussed at length about the political predicaments the community is currently facing. They expressed their need to liberate themselves from the chains of dynastic rule the region faces.
“I am glad they positively responded to my request to join the hustler nation,” the MP posted on Facebook.
Transport CS James Macharia on Saturday, August 1, issued a statement on the banning of Kenyan flights into Tanzania.
Speaking at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), the Transport CS stated that he had spoken to his Tanzanian counterpart and they had agreed to reverse the ban.
“I met virtually with the Tanzanian official and we expect the decision to ban flights from Kenya by TZ to be reversed by end of the day,” he stated.
He added that there was no point at which Kenya had banned flights from TZ, noting that the guidelines given were related to health standards for individual countries.
“We managed to clear the issues we had. we never stopped their flights this minor issue has been sorted out,” CS Macharia assured.
The Tranport CS stated that no traveller from any country had been banned from entering the country.
“We have not closed the airspace for any country or any traveller. What we have done is from certain countries we have some measures to review when they arrive. We shall be adding more countries to that list,” he added.
He added that inclusion in the list would depend on how the countries were managing Covid-19 in their regions.
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