NAIROBI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Friday.
-- An angry President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday reprimanded the ruling Jubilee Party parliamentary leadership, largely made up of deputy president William Ruto's allies, over perceived intra-party rebellion, interviews with those who attended the meeting in Mombasa revealed yesterday.
Sources said the team had planned to broach the subject of the health of the ruling party amid fears of an implosion, only to be met with the tough talk that they were not toeing the party line, and should do so henceforth. (Daily Nation)
-- Rich and powerful suspects are using the judiciary to evade justice, top officials leading the fight against corruption have said.
In a candid discussion on the state of the anti-graft war, the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) said lenient bail and court orders were the weak links in the fight. The two spoke yesterday during a panel discussion at the National Anti-Corruption Conference held at Bomas of Kenya. (Standard)
-- The National Land Commission has established that Deputy President William Ruto's Weston Hotel is built on public land but will not order it to be demolished. In a decision causing a storm between the NLC and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the commission wants Ruto compelled to pay for the 0.773 ha plot opposite Wilson Airport at the current market rate.
Last year, it was valued at 300 million shillings. But KCAA, which is Kenya's air travel regulator, insists the four-star hotel should be torn down because it is compromising safety. (Star)