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Here is what’s trending this Thursday

It’s a #TBT Thursday, and there is so much that Kenyans are discussing on Twitter, for various reasons. Here are some of the trending topics:

1. #RailaSwearingIn – Kenya’s opposition leader has intensified plans to be sworn in as the “People’s President”. This ceremony he says, will take place in January 30 and should pave way for him to form a government that could be exile-based. The government has meanwhile outlawed the planned swearing in, setting the stage for renewed hostilities between the two sides.

Kenyans have already chipped in with their thoughts.

2. Jubilee MPs – The ruling party lawmakers have tickled social media with the claims that “they were not in their right senses” when they voted in Nandi Hills MP Mr Alfred Keter as the chairman of National Assembly committee on Labour and Social Welfare. Bungoma Woman representative Catherine Wambilianga (Nasa) is the committee’s vice chairperson. Ahem! Okay.

3. SportPesa – The betting firm is in a dilemma of sorts, following the government’s decision to increase tax levy that forced them to withdraw all sponsorship deals with Kenyan sports entities. The Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday night waded into the debate by telling SportPesa to forget about a tax reprieve from the government.

4. Roselyn Akombe – You obviously still remember her from her controversial stint at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). Unconfirmed reports on Thursday indicated that she has received a promotion at her permanent workstation at the UN in the United States.  This is what got Kenyans talking about her on Twitter.