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On the Radar: Kenya Kwanza, Azimio Kick Off Bipartisan Talks


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• Safaricom has announced the exit of Michael Joseph as the company’s Board director.

• Canadian rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years for the shooting of fellow musician Megan Thee Stallion.

Kenya Kwanza and Azimio la Umoja Coalition on Wednesday are set to have the first sitting of the Bipartisan talks at Bomas of Kenya.

The talks are aimed at resolving the impasse between the government and the opposition after a spate of protests that have led to loss of lives and injuries to innocent Kenyans.

Blinken speaks to ousted Niger president Bazoum

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has finally spoken to ousted Niger President Mohamed Bazoum.

In a statement on Wednesday, Blinken said they discussed the US efforts to ensure a peaceful resolution to the crisis in the country is arrived at.

He reiterated the United State’s call for his immediate release as well as that of his family.

Michael Joseph quits as Safaricom Board director

Safaricom has announced the exit of Michael Joseph as the company’s Board director.

In a notice by company secretary Kathryne Maundu, Michael’s exit is effective August 1.

Michael leaves the company after serving in different capacities for over 23 years.

Ruto completes five day tour of Mt Kenya region

President William Ruto on Wednesday will spend the last day of his Mt Kenya tour groundbreaking affordable housing projects.

He will also commission Naromoru Hospital in Kìeni and Karìmenù Water Project at Ngoigwa in Thika

Ruto has been in the region for the past five days where he launched many development projects.

Case suspending importation of edible oils proceeds for hearing

A case in which orders were issued suspending a decision by the state to import 125,000 metric tonnes of edible oils will be proceeding for hearing.

Parties are to highlight submissions in the case.

Tory Lanez sentenced to 10 years for shooting Megan Thee Stallion

Canadian rapper Tory Lanez has been sentenced to 10 years for the shooting of fellow musician Megan Thee Stallion.

Lanez shot Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion in the feet during an argument between the pair after a party in 2020.

He was found guilty on three gun-related charges in December and has been held in jail since.

Source: The Star

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