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10 News Headlines That Gripped Kenyans In 2018

The year 2018 which began on a high political tense, just after the 2017 August election has taken toll on Kenyans.

But the year would not cool down for gripping headlines and news stories.

Below are top 10 news headlines which shocked Kenyans at a great level

1.Raila Odinga mock Swearing In

NASA leaders with Raila Odinga held a parallel swearing in ceremony just after President Uhuru Kenyatta had been sworn in.

What followed was a series of arrests of NASA’s key leaders leading to forced deportation of Miguna Miguna who had been part of the swearing in ceremony

2.Uhuru-Raila Handshake

After push and pull over the matters relating to 2017 August elections, Uhuru and Raila stroke unity with a truce on the verge of February, announcing an end of political tension in the country

3.Monica Kimani Murder

Monica Kimani, A Kenyan businesswoman based in South Sudan was killed at her house in Nairobi’s Kilimani area in a very mysterious manner.

Joseph Irungu and her fiancee Jacky Maribe were arrested and taken to court over her death

4.Miguna-Miguna Saga

After his accusations of swearing in Raila and helping him take oath, Miguna Miguna has been in and off the headlines as he tried to fight his own comeback that he did not manage to do.

5.Otile Brown and Vera Sidika love Drama

Musician Otile Brown and his lover Vera Sidika have managed to grab news headlines in showbizz for a very long time.

This is even during their unity, and grabbing news more after their break-up

6.Kericho Bus tragedy

Kericho accident in Kenya claimed more than 42 lives and just left few to survive.

The bus bound for Kakamega lost control before killing dozens and living scores injured

7.NYS Scandal II

NYS scandal saga reloaded left many Kenyans shocked after 10 billions went missing.

Key leaders were arrested in the drama

8.Sharon Otieno murder

Migori Governor Okoth Obado was arrested and taken to court over the murder of pregnant Rongo University student.

9. Demolition Squad in Nairobi

Mike Sonko took matters into law and began lowering down top buildings that were erected on prohibited lands in Kenya.

Lots of millions were lost during the demolition erra

10. Mass exodus of Journalists

It also marked mass exodus of news men from the home stations to government jobs, foreign stations and rival stations or even into politics

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