The following are news in Kenyan media outlets on Wednesday.
KenyanKenya’s electoral agency registered 3.8 million new voters in the just concluded month-long mass listing. This was 62 percent of the agency’s 6.1 million upper target, and 95 per cent of its 4 million lower target.
Releasing the results in Nairobi on Tuesday, commission boss projected that approximately 3.2 million people would be added to the roll at the end of voters’ roll clean-up. The new figures put the number of total registered voters to about 19 million, with ruling party Jubilee and Opposition in a neck-to-neck battle for numbers in counties. (Daily Nation)
— Opposition parties coalescing under the National Super Alliance will sign a working agreement today but they would name later their presidential candidate who will face President Uhuru Kenyatta in August polls. (People Daily)
— Kenya’s ambition to accommodate larger aircrafts and introduce fast trains features prominently in Budget estimates unveiled last week. Airport and railway projects would gobble up 3.1 billion U.S. dollars in this financial year. (Business Daily)
— Kenya borrows 1.3 billion dollars from international lenders as it completes its calendar for foreign funding to seal budget holes. (The Standard)
— Negotiations between doctors and the government were on the brink of collapse Tuesday night after doctors insisted that their contentious collective bargaining agreement be implemented. (The Star) Enditem