President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto met for the first time on Saturday after three weeks of tension and public differences in the Jubilee party,
DP Ruto, Uhuru meet for the first time in 3 weeks amidst reports of frosty relations[Photos]
Meeting comes as Jubilee faces turbulent times, rebellion
The meeting came amidst reports of a cold war and frosty relations in Jubilee brought about by mistrust over 2022 succession politics and the battle for Jubilee’s soul.
The Saturday Standard quoted a source close to the presidency confirming that “There is little communication from the two. There is some mistrust between them.”
The two Jubilee party luminaries met at the wedding of Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi’s daughter at Ngong Racecource.
During the event, the president affirmed that Kenya will become more cohesive, secure and prosperous when Kenyans start accepting one another without using tribe or religion as a guide to how they should live their lives and who they should marry.
“We celebrate the coming together of our people. This generation is doing a tremendous things because they do not see barriers amongst them. They see the person they went to school with and the person they work with. That is whom they respect. That is who they fall in love with and marry,” the President said.
President Kenyatta overlooks DP Ruto as CS Omamo delivers speech
Earlier in the day, the president sent tongues wagging after he settled on Defence CS Rachel Omamo to deliver his speech during the installation of Philip Anyolo as Kisumu Catholic Diocese Archbishop despite DP Ruto being at the event.
Despite being the highest ranking government official, the DP was not the last to give his speech neither did he deliver the President’s speech as is often the case that he acts as the representative of the President in his absence.
The two Jubilee Party luminaries were scheduled to meet at the launch Mama Ngina Waterfront but this did not materials as the DP skipped the event at the last minute in unclear circumstances.
DP’s spokesperson David Mugonyi had confirmed that he would be present at the event stating that “The DP will travel on Sunday so as to attend the launch the following day”.
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