President Uhuru Kenyatta’s feud with his Deputy, William Ruto, erupted once more as the Head of State wished his Cabinet farewell at State House.
On Wednesday morning, Uhuru met with Cabinet Secretaries at State House in Nairobi before heading to Uhuru Gardens for the Madaraka Day extravaganza.
CSs shocked Uhuru with songs on the State House yard, but Ruto was strangely absent from the occasion.
The DP was not invited to State House, according to Ruto’s spokesperson, Emmanuel Talam, continuing a trend that began in 2018 when the two leaders fell out.
Talam bemoaned the fact that the DP was not invited to the State House ceremony.
All of the CSs in attendance praised Uhuru for leading the country, and the President thanked them for standing behind him, sacrificing, and ensuring his legacy.
“The previous nine and a half years have been incredible.” Amina Mohamed, Sports CS, commented, “I couldn’t have hoped for anything better.”
“Now that all of the county and deputy county commissioners have automobiles, they can go wherever they choose.” These are topics that you couldn’t discuss in 2013. Most of the time, they were without gasoline, and that is now a thing of the past,” said Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, who praised Uhuru for boosting the National Police Service (NPS).
“I’d want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you. We’ve collaborated before, and it’s been both a joy and an honor,” Uhuru said.
Uhuru further insulted Ruto by snubbing him at Uhuru Gardens. He never permitted the DP to speak, as is customary, which has been lauded and criticized in equal measure.