Top news items in Kenya's major media outlets

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NAIROBI, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Kenya's major media outlets on Friday.

-- The decision by the State to introduce a Queen's Counsel to lead the case against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu prompted a stand-off that paralyzed the hearing.

Whereas Justice Mwilu's lawyers insisted that Khawar Qureshi QC had no valid practising certificate and could not be allowed to address the court, the Director of Public Prosecutions' team insisted it would not proceed without him. (The Standard)

-- National Youth Service graduates will now be given the first priority during recruitment drives by the military and other disciplined forces following the passage of the NYS Bill 2018 by the National Assembly yesterday.

The Bill also seeks to cure wanton theft and misuse of public funds that have dogged the agency by creating an 11-member council that will directly oversee the NYS director-general. (Daily Nation)

-- Members of the National Assembly, some of the world's highest-paid legislators, are plotting to gang up against President Uhuru Kenyatta and get their increased perks and allowances.

The servant-leaders can muster a two-thirds majority to override his veto, or memorandum of objections. They say they can even muster a three-quarters super-majority to pass the bill yet again if necessary. (The Star) Enditem

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