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June 5, 2024: Top news events to look out for today

Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 07:03 | By
President William Ruto with Korea Exim Bank Chairman and President Yoon Hee-sung in Seoul, South Korea.
President William Ruto with Korea Exim Bank Chairman and President Yoon Hee-sung in Seoul, South Korea. PHOTO/@WilliamsRuto/X

Here is what you need to know to get up to speed with today's happenings.

Ruto's tour in South Korea

As President William Ruto continues with his engagement in South Korea, eyes will be keen to see the deals that he will ink on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, he met Korea Exim Bank Chairman and President Yoon Hee-sung. The financial firm is funding many projects in Kenya, which Ruto said is a clear signal of the cordial and deep ties between the two countries.

The bank also signed a $238 million (KSh31 billion) financing agreement for the implementation of the Konza Digital Media City at the Konza Technopolis.

The technopolis is expected to provide an excellent digital media and entertainment platform for research and training at Kenya's Silicon Savannah.

The dualling of the 78-km Machakos Junction-Emali Road, water supply infrastructure to Konza, and a vaccine production project are the other projects in the pipeline after the signing of the deal.

Harambee Stars WCQ preps

Harambee Stars' preparations for the 2026 World Cup qualifier are in top gear ahead of the Burundi clash on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Kenya will host their CECAFA rivals at Lilongwe's Bingu National Stadium in Malawi before facing Ivory Coast days later for their next qualifier.

Head coach Engin Firat has been leading the preparations as new players arrive in camp ahead of the critical duel. 

Harambee Stars training in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Harambee Stars training in Lilongwe, Malawi. PHOTO/@Harambee__Stars/X

The coach had to make some new changes into his squad by inviting players he had initially not called up. The latest is Sofapaka's Baron Ochieng, who earned his first national summon.

Clifton Miheso of AFC Leopards was also invited to replace Erick Johanna.

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