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From friends to foes, relations between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have soured

Kenya:Uhuru locked Ruto out of State House meeting

February 20, 2021

By Samuel Ouma

From friends to foes, relations between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have soured
From friends to foes, relations between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have soured

It has been revealed that deputy president William Ruto’s absence during the top state officials’ meeting on Thursday, February 19, 2021, was orchestrated.

Emmanuel Talam, Ruto’s Communication Director, told the Star that his boss was not invited to the event.

“As far as I know, the Deputy President was not invited. But State House can clarify,” the Star quoted Talam.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s chaired meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries, and Principal Secretaries.

Next to the President Sat the Interior Minister Dr. Fred Matiang’i and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

The President outlined his vision and priorities for this year, including completing ongoing Government projects and programmes across all sectors and regions of the country.

The officials also deliberated on ongoing National Government programmes covering the Big 4 Agenda and Vision 2030 flagship projects.

“…the President instructed the officials to ensure prudent utilization of public resources in service delivery, saying Kenyans must always get the highest value return for their money,” said the State House spokesperson Kanze Dena.

The head of state further appealed to the officials to embrace teamwork and unity of purpose to deliver the promise of a better and prosperous Kenya for all.

In recent weeks, the President and his deputy have exchanged barbs with the former daring his assistant to resign.

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