Top news items in Kenya's major media outlets

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-08 17:27:57|Editor: huaxia
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NAIROBI, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Tuesday.

-- ODM leader Raila Odinga yesterday defended his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying it was not meant to push Deputy President William Ruto out of Jubilee Party.

His pact with President Kenyatta, he said, was to prevent the country from disintegrating after the disputed 2017 elections that resulted in his swearing-in as the "people's president." (Daily Nation)

-- A meeting to discuss proposals to slash hospital fees by 70 percent will be held today.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) will be collecting views from the medical stakeholders and the public on just how much a doctor should charge patients as consultation and how much a hospital should levy for procedures. (Standard)

-- Former Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe is engineering a mass walkout of members opposed to Deputy President William Ruto's presidential bid.

Murathe, who unexpectedly resigned as vice chairman on Sunday, said that those opposed to Ruto will form a new coalition to stop the DP from succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Star) Enditem.