The following are news in major Kenyan media outlets on Saturday.
Kenyan— Ruling party Jubilee and Opposition coalition National Super Alliance face serious challenges in picking candidates for various posts in their strongholds as the Aug. 8 elections draws closer.
The two bigger political vehicles have strong aspirants in many of the posts, but especially the governor’s, such that claims of favoritism have seen others bolt out of the parties in search of smaller ones. Matters are complicated by the fact that a recent court ruling has allowed party hopping. (Saturday Nation)
— The World Health Organization has issued new guidelines on tetanus vaccination setting the stage for another round of controversy with the Catholic Church in Kenya, which has opposed the exercise. The global health body expects to kick off the exercise in June. (Saturday Nation)
— With just 163 days to the Aug. 8 polls, a study has revealed that more than 50 percent of voters in Kenya would take a bribe to vote for particular aspirants. (The Star)
— Kenyan property developers are shifting focus to buyers in the diaspora as local ones face constraints following the introduction of interest rate controls that have forced banks to tighten loan appraisal standards. (The East African) Enditem