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Mudavadi courts Central, Uhuru succession fights, Law on shylocks: Your Breakfast Briefing.

Nairobi residents were on Monday forced to wait for the few available matatus to their places of work for an average of two hours.

This follows the return of the famous 'Michuki rules' that saw many matatus stay from the roads fearing the ongoing police crackdown on non- compliant vehicles.

Here are the stories making headlines in the Star this Tuesday morning.

Mudavadi now targets Central Kenya

ANC Leader Musalia Mudavadi is targeting Uhuru Kenyatta's backyard of Central Kenya as he prepares to take another shot at the Presidency in the next election.

Known for his caution and mild-manner, the one-time vice president has quietly been meeting leaders from the populous region with the aim of convincing them to back his 2022 presidential bid.

Ethnic and regional affiliations have long been central to Kenya's politics and the former Deputy Prime Minister is hopping to make inroads in the region.

Fight hots up in Mt Kenya over Uhuru succession

The search for Mt Kenya's kingpin has left the region divided into three groups as they seek to find a new leader after President Uhuru Kenyatta exits the political scene.

One group, however, feels the President is too 'young' to retire. They are pushing for a referendum to change the Constitution for an inclusive government that accommodates a prime minister. The group, backed by powerful political establishments, wants Uhuru to remain powerful in the government that will be formed after the 2022 polls.

MP proposes law change to have informal lenders under CBK rates

All formal and informal short term money lending entities will soon be under control of the Central Bank of Kenya if MPs approve a Bill by Kesses MP Swarup Mishra.

The first time MP has already written to Speaker of the National Assembly of his intention to introduce a Bill to cap interests charged by microfinance or other money lending set-ups.

The proposal - according to Kesses - will bring sanity to the informal set-ups which he claimed charges way above the recommended CBK rates.

Mwilu cook admits he lied to police about kidnap

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu's domestic worker Cosmas Mutua yesterday pleaded guilty to lying to police by reporting false kidnap.

Mutua was charged with giving false information to a person employed by the public service on September 7 last year.

He pleaded guilty to the charges before senior principal magistrate Martha Mutuku.

Joke with miraa and pay political price: Meru warns Kiunjuri, Kiraitu on bailout

There was once a joke in Meru that miraa farmers do not wash their clothes; they buy new ones and throw away the old ones.

However, times have changed ever since two previously huge markets, the Netherlands and the UK, banned miraa imports, citing health and social effects.

The ban took a toll on many businesses in the country. Many miraa pick-ups that were sold to transporters by Toyota Kenya can rarely be seen on the roads any more.

For more on these stories and others, keep browsing the Star website for the latest news making headlines across Kenya and around the world.

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Date:Nov 6, 2018
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