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US to block graft suspects, Varsities on the spot, Killers confession: Your Breakfast Briefing

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• The stories making headlines in the Star this morning.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula
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A leaked audio in the Star's possession has put Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula at the heart of the multimillion-shilling fake gold scandal.

Detectives, meanwhile, revealed that the Ford Kenya leader was a person of interest.

In the audio conversation, Wetang'ula dropped the names of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga to assure a Dubai gold investor believed to be Ali Zandi that their detained consignment would be released.

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


Where's double-digit growth UhuRuto promised?

Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto made a string of promises during their Kusema na Kutenda (Speak and Act) campaigns in 2013 and in 2017. 

Many of them made headlines — from free laptops for all Class 1 children to double-digit economic growth.

The Jubilee Manifesto, the electoral platform on which the Uhuru administration was elected, was themed on securing prosperity for all Kenyans.


Public varsities' financial mess

It's gloom and for public universities deep in the red because of a serious funding shortfall — if they don't get with it and try new ways to generate funds to sustain themselves.

Every day, vice chancellors try to juggle priorities and run day-to-day activities.

Both the government and university managers concur on the need for increased funding.


Uhuru is being pushed to the wall, will he fight back, be lynched or crucified?

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For two weeks, Kenyans expressed their displeasure and worry at the unusual absence of their President from the limelight.

They are used to an almost omnipresent leader who graces their television screens every news hour. A President whose picture is Page One in the major dailies. A leader who issues daily edicts through the national and FM radio stations.


Corrupt Kenyans will not be allowed in the US — envoy

Corrupt Kenyans will neither be allowed into the US nor pay for their children's education there, US ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter said in Nairobi. 

The ambassador, while attending the Junior Achievement Organisation 100 years celebration, said the ‘big fish’ in the country get away with theft of billions whereas the common mwananchi is brutally punished for the theft of smaller amounts of money.


Court to hear chilling confession of lawyer's murder

The High Court will on July 8 hear a confession detailing how lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a driver were allegedly brutally executed by police officers.

The High Court yesterday allowed the prosecution to use the confession made by Peter Ngugi, one of the accused in the case.