Top 5 news making headlines today

1. Olympics: All three Kenyans in men’s 800m are through to the semi-finals

Kenyan trio of Michael Saruni, Ferguson Rotich and Emmanuel Korir on Saturday morning eased into the men’s 800 metres semi-finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Kenya’s Ferguson Rotich comfortably made it through to the semis, winning with a time of 1:43.75 – Standard

2. President Samia Suluhu expected in Kigali

Tanzanian President Samia Suhulu will on Monday arrive in Kigali for her first visit state to Rwanda.

During the two-day visit, she is expected to hold private talks with President Paul Kagame.

President Suluhu’s visit follows recent high-level meetings between top officials from the two countries. – Nation

3. Okiya Omtatah in court over MPs’ fresh move to change law

Plans to amend the Constitution to allow appointment of Cabinet Secretaries from elected MPs could hit a brick wall after an activist moved to court to stop the proposal.

Okiya Omtatah has filed an urgent petition at the High Court to stop the president from assenting to any Constitutional Amendment Bill (2020) should it be passed by Parliament, claiming that it is an attempt to amend the Constitution through the backdoor. – Standard

4. Woman in Kericho kills husband and surrenders to police

Shock and grief has gripped residents of Kapsurer village in Belgut Constituency with neighbours coming to terms with the untimely death of one of their own Bernard Bor who was allegedly murdered by his wife Beatrice Bor on Thursday night

Residents say the couple have of late been engaged in fights forcing the woman to flee for sometime before returning home a week ago – Citizen TV

5. Kenya Lionesses fall to Canada, finish 10th in Olympics

The Kenya women’s rugby sevens team, Lionesses, on Saturday wound up 10th in the Tokyo Olympics after falling 24-10 to Canada in the 9-10 place classification match.

Janet Okello and Diana Ochieng scored unconverted tries for Felix Oloo’s side, who had beaten Japan 21-17 in their ninth to 12th place classification match at the Tokyo Olympic Games n Friday.

Canada’s Landry Ghislaine was the Lionesses’ tormentor-in-chief, scoring a try and making two conversions in the encounter at the Tokyo Stadium. – Nation