Top stories you need to read this morning

1. World Bank detains Sh14bn loan for Covid-19 vaccines

The World Bank has delayed release of a Sh14.4 billion loan to help Kenya buy Covid-19 vaccines, threatening the government’s plan to inoculate 10 million people by December.  The World Bank says the billions of shillings will be released to the Treasury once Kenya meets certain undisclosed conditions are met – Business Daily

2. 162 exam centres shut following policy change

Some 162 schools that had less than 40 candidates have been closed as examination centres. This is after the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec)   reduced the number of examination centres for KCSE and KCPE. This was after Knec issued a circular in May directing schools with less than 40 candidates to register their candidates in neighbouring schools – Nation

3. Waiguru: We’re waiting for Uhuru’s direction on Mt Kenya politics

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has said Mt Kenya region is waiting for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pronouncements on who will support on the 2022 presidential election. Speaking on K24 Television, the governor said Uhuru’s choice of candidate will be a game changer in the region – People Daily

3. Air fares to increase over doubling of jet fuel prices

Air ticket and freight charges are set to increase after the doubling of jet fuel prices in what threatens to slow recovery from the coronavirus crisis in the aviation industry. Airline operators in Kenya said they will seek to pass the extra cost to consumers to remain afloat, a move that looks set to further depress the number of passengers seeking to use air travel – Business Daily