Top news items in major Kenyan media outlets

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-05 17:46:05|Editor: xuxin
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NAIROBI, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Tuesday.

-- World football governing body Fifa has launched investigations into serious match-fixing allegations against a Harambee Stars player who is said to have been paid millions of shillings to throw away the Kenya national team's matches.

In a 10-page preliminary report seen by the Daily Nation, Fifa has established a prima facie case against defender George Owino Audi for potentially committing breaches of the world football governing body's Code of Ethics between June 2009 and 2011. (Daily Nation)

-- Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has accused Deputy President William Ruto of sponsoring attacks against him over his alleged involvement in drug trafficking. Joho dared Ruto to face him directly instead of sending his "subjects" to malign his reputation.

Ruto allies recently launched attacks against Joho with Nandi Governor Stephen Sang and MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu) and Didmus Barasa (Kimilili MP) linking him to drugs trade. Joho, through his lawyer, has written to Interpol, seeking clarification on reports his name is in list of wanted drug barons as claimed by his attackers. (Standard)

-- A threat by President Uhuru Kenyatta to Chief Justice David Maraga forced the CJ to make radical changes in the Judiciary yesterday. Two weeks ago during the anti-corruption conference at Bomas, the President told Maraga that if he did not make changes then "we will help you do so".

At the conference, Maraga came under intense public pressure to rein in judicial officers seen as stumbling blocks in the fight against corruption. (Star)