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Top news items in Kenya's major media outlets

Xinhua, April 19, 2017 Adjust font size:

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

-- Kenya will deploy police to all public universities and colleges to tear down terrorism networks, which are taking root.

The Internal Security Ministry said Tuesday that universities have become centers of radicalization and recruitment by extremists and terrorist organizations. A number of university students have been reported missing only to be traced in Somalia or Syria where it is believed they are training with the Al-Shabaab or the IS. (Daily Nation)

-- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked the youth not to allow themselves to be misused by politicians before, during and after elections, noting that the country needs peace. (The Standard)

-- Kenya's Treasury has kicked off plans for the first Islamic bond by an East African state through the Finance Bill 2017. Proposed changes to several acts will make it easier for the Treasury and counties to access Islamic financing as well as allow financial institutions to deal in Islamic products. (Business Daily)

-- Disagreements over voter registers and rigging claims marred nomination exercise for different political parties affiliated to the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA), with the exercise being called off in some areas following protests from aspirants. (People Daily) Endit