Top news items in Kenya's major media outlets

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-29 18:45:30|Editor: xuxin
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NAIROBI, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Tuesday.

-- The government is racing against time to have teachers and their employer strike a deal ahead of the filing of a conciliation report in the Employment and Labour Relations Court tomorrow.

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) have engaged in talks for a month following a court order that they reconcile their positions. (Daily Nation)

-- Fears of misuse of DNA profiles for criminal purposes, manipulation of paternity tests and unlawful access by insurance firms to inform decisions on medical cover are fuelling resistance to a government plan.

The government's plan to collect personal information of all Kenyans, including their DNA profiles and the GPS locations of their places of residence is facing opposition from various quarters concerned about possible breach of privacy.(Standard)

-- Turf wars have rocked President Uhuru Kenyatta's Cabinet following his elevation of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to oversee all national development projects.

The Star has established that a number of CSs, some allied to Uhuru, some to DP William Ruto, are unhappy with the new arrangement which essentially makes hard-headed, results-oriented Matiang'i their boss. (Star)