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Ruto reignites attacks on Raila, Sonko kicks out State House: Your Breakfast briefing.

It is a day of clear skies in Nairobi, afternoon showers at the Coast and partly cloudy in Western even as Kenyans anticipate the start of the short rains season.

The weatherman has indicated that most parts of the country will likely experience above average rainfall as the short rains season kicks off this week.

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

Raila wants me out of Jubilee, says Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto yesterday hit out at Nasa leader Raila Odinga accusing him of scheming to have him kicked out of Jubilee.

He said Raila and his troops used the handshake to warm themselves into the heart of Jubilee but now want to wreck the party.

The DP accused the ODM chief of peddling rumours and propaganda to create confusion in Jubilee and portray him as a stumbling block in the handshake.

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has finally neutralised the influence of State House and stamped his authority at City Hall.

Only days after suspending the State House-fronted county secretary Peter Kariuki, Sonko has created a new position A- deputy county secretary - and filled it with his close ally Leboo Morintat.

The position does not exist in law even though the chairman of the county public service board Philip Kung'u approved and defended its creation.

Political observers view Sonko's move as a plot to lock Kariuki out or have Leboo checkmate him in the event State House forces Sonko to reinstate Kariuki.

Kariuki worked at the project delivery unit in the Presidency before his appointment as county secretary.

Kenyan players caught up as Japan typhoon hits mainland

Kenya's volleyball team was yesterday caught up as Japan's Typhoon Trami reached the mainland from the Pacific Ocean.

The Malkia strikers are taking part in this year's FIVB World Championship games in the city of Hamamatsu, located halfway between Tokyo and Osaka.

Team manager David Kilundo said they were rushed to their hotels immediately after their second poll 'D' game against Serbia as soon as rains and winds started pounding the city.

Boinnet says plans underway to build hospital for police

The National Police Service will soon build a 300-bed police hospital, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has said.

The hospital will be put up on a five-acre parcel donated by Kenyatta National Hospital opposite Mbagathi Hospital.

It will have a forensic laboratory, doping test lab, a first-class emergency centre, a VIP suite and a mortuary.

It will also have training and education, operation and maintenance support facilities. Officers and their dependents will access quality and affordable care.

The future lies in tech: Centre teaches youth to develop apps

The Tech Kidz Africa centre in Mombasa is helping children passionate about technology to achieve their dreams.

Located at the Swahili Pot, formerly known as Rissea, it helps them develop programmes, mobile applications, computer and mobile games.

Founder Paul Akwabi said the centre aims to unlock the dreams of talented youths between seven and 17 years old.

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:Oct 1, 2018
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