The News Brief: DP Ruto defies Jubilee in Msambweni by-election

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Why Ruto has one foot out of Jubilee's door

Deputy President William Ruto has indicated he is on his way out of Jubilee as he assembles his own political machine to run for president in 2022.

A day after President Uhuru Kenyatta's confidants thwarted his spirited efforts to have Jubilee field a candidate in Msambweni, Kwale, a defiant Ruto has rolled up his sleeves for a political showdown.

Raring for a duel with his boss President Uhuru and ODM chief Raila Odinga, Ruto has decided to support an independent candidate for the December by-election in Msambweni.

MCAs dealt blow as House rejects ward kitty

MPs have rejected key legislation that could have handed MCAs a central role in the management of development projects in their wards.

Members of the National Assembly on Tuesday snuffed the controversial Wards Equitable Development Bill, 2018.

The fund is supposed to operate like the National Government Constituency Development Fund controlled by MPs.

Cancer imaging centre to cut treatment costs by half

You could soon be able to skip trips to countries such as India to seek cancer treatment.

This is because the Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre being set up at the Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital is expected to cut the cost of PET scans by half.

Currently, it costs roughly Sh75,000 for a PET scan in the private sector.

Akinyi could lose Sh60 million linked to drugs

Suspected drug dealer Joyce Akinyi could lose more than Sh60 million investigators believe to be the proceeds of crime.

The huge sum, whose sources are unknown, was deposited in two accounts in the same bank in four years.

On Thursday, Justice Mumbi Ngugi stopped Akinyi from using her two luxury vehicles, a Toyota Crown KCR 5217 and a Toyota DBA-KGC10 KCG 856G. She spent some of the money to buy the cars.

Where condoms are recycled

 If you go to Vietnam, it might be best for you to bring your own protection. This is after police seized 324,000 used condoms being washed and resold during a raid on a factory.

Paid workers were tasked with cleaning the rubber contraceptives before reshaping them with wooden dildos. The condoms were then repackaged before being resold to the public and thousands had already been sent out to the unsuspecting public.