NAIROBI, May 12 — The following are the news highlights in Kenyan media outlets on Saturday.
— Families and friends of the victims of the dam tragedy in Solai, Nakuru, on Friday started the grim process of identifying their bodies ahead of the burial. Some did not find them, raising fears they could still be buried in the mud and debris collected when an estimated 70 million liters of waters swept down from Patel Dam, clearing entire neighborhoods over a 2 km radius.
By the end of the day on Friday, there were still 40 people unaccounted for, with the government saying efforts were being made to locate them. (Saturday Nation)
— At exactly 1:30 p.m. on Friday, history was made as Kenya deployed her first satellite into space. The satellite built by the University of Nairobi was deployed to orbit the earth from the International Space Station in a ceremony in Nairobi. (The Standard)
— Opposition leader Raila Odinga has defended the exclusion of the youth from the team that would implement his pact with President Uhuru Kenyatta. He, however, said the youth would play a big role in bringing communities together. (The Star)