The following are news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Wednesday.

— Opposition leaders on Tuesday announced the formation of a new coalition, the National Super Alliance, and named a committee to coordinate its operations. They also announced that they had reserved the name of the alliance pending its registration as a new political outfit. (The Standard)

— The electoral agency has appealed to Kenyans to turn out in large numbers and register to vote, even as it moved to ensure those affected by drought are enlisted. The commission’s target was an upper limit of six million and lower of four million but figures released Tuesday showed only 1.5 million Kenyans have registration by the second week of the month-long exercise. (Daily Nation)

— Central Bank is projecting that Kenya’s economy will grow by 5.7 percent in 2017, slowing down from last year’s 5.9 percent due to the adverse effects of the prevailing drought and elections. (Business Daily)

— Kenya’s foreign secretary Amina Mohamed blamed her loss to become the chairperson of African Union Commission on sabotage by some East African nations and continental intrigues. Amina lost to Chadian Faki Mahamat (People Daily) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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