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Munya whistleblew dams, Inmates cry foul, Best teacher's needy school: Your breakfast briefing

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• The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

Deputy President William Ruto when he hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta at his Harambee Annex office on March 26, 2019.
Deputy President William Ruto when he hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta at his Harambee Annex office on March 26, 2019.
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Good morning,

President Kenyatta yesterday held a crucial meeting at Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee Annex office in a deliberate move to calm the swirling political storm in Jubilee Party.

The president crossed over from his Harambee House office during lunch hour for a meeting with his deputy.

Here are the other stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

Today's top stories in the Star.


Dams: Munya declined to pay, triggered probe

Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, the whistleblower in the Sh21 billion dams scandal, has made fresh revelations that are likely to heighten tensions within the Jubilee administration.

Details emerged as anti-graft detectives yesterday grilled two more CSs and a Principal Secretary.

Another ex-minister, now a diplomat, has been recalled for questioning.


Inmates want Sexual Offences Act reviewed

Inmates have called for a review of the Sexual Offenses Act, saying it is being exploited by women to have men jailed on flimsy grounds.

In a memorandum presented to the Senate Committee of Justice, Legal Affairs and Human Rights, inmates at Industrial Area prison said most of them were behind bars for sexual offences.


3 years in jail for DUI driver over Sh15K bribe

A 40-year-old father of four will serve three years in jail after he was found guilty of bribing an EACC and NTSA officials to avoid being charged with drunk driving.

Morris Logedi Shaban has been told by anti-corruption court magistrate Douglas Ogoti to pay a Sh600,000 fine for the offence of bribing, failure to which he will serve the term.


World's best teacher illuminates deplorable school

The world's best teacher, Franciscan brother Peter Tabichi, teaches in what must rank as one of Kenya's neediest schools. But he illuminates it and inspires his students.

Sitting under trees and eating lunch amidst swirling dust from the bare ground is what students of Keriko Mixed Secondary School do every day. There's not a blade of grass.


Church alliance calls for Christian courts

The National Alliance of Registered Churches of Kenya wants the state to legitimise their court, just like kadhi's courts.

The alliance also wants the government to consult the church on offences by any of its officials before proceeding to court, chairman Bishop Samuel Welimo told the press in Bungoma on Tuesday.