Man arrested for killing drunk wife, plus other news making headlines

1. Fallout in UDA over ‘endorsements’

Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has moved to avert a fallout over nominations amid fears that some candidates are party favourites. Ruto endorsed some of his allies for certain seats, and now some UDA members are demanding assurances of fair primaries. The DP has said the primaries will be fair and no one will be favoured – Nation

2. Man beats wife to death after finding her drunk at chang’aa den in Ugenya

Police officers in Siaya County are holding a 34-year-old man said to have beaten his wife to death after finding her intoxicated at a chang’aa den in Ugenya’s Jera village. The suspects, Kevin Onyango, allegedly put the then immobile 42-year-old woman on a wheelbarrow and pushed her home, where she died after developing complications – Citizen

3. Treasury in fresh bid for 20pc tax rate on betting

The Treasury has vowed to push for the reintroduction of excise duty on betting at a rate of 20 percent of the amount staked. Parliament in June rejected Treasury’s proposal of a 20 percent excise tax on betting stakes and lowered it to 7.5 percent on grounds that the tax regime on betting is too punitive and has put off investors – Business Daily

4. State to prioritise J&J jab for people with travel emergencies

The government will prioritise people with travel emergencies for the 141,600 doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine that arrived in the country last Friday. Health acting Director General, Dr Patrick Amoth said people with medical appointments abroad will be given first priority as well as Kenyans travelling abroad with critical care conditions – People Daily

5. Over 1 million youth are working online and making money – CS Mucheru

ICT CS Joe Mucheru has said over 1.2 million people are currently working online in Kenya through Ajira Digital program. The CS said the government has provided over 350 work stations with computers and free WiFi to enable youth to work online. He urged the youth to take advantage of the program and avoid being used by politicians – People Daily

6. NHIF loses Sh10 billion through fake claims from health facilities

National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) loses Sh10 billion every year through fraudulent claims. NHIF Chief Executive Officer Peter Kamunyo said the funds are lost through impersonation and fictitious claims by public and private hospitals  – The Standard