Who is the Deputy President? Photo of Uhuru, DP Ruto and CS Matiang'i sparks reactions

Broken protocols?

President Uhuru Kenyatta received at KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani, Taita Taveta by Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Deputy President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyans were on Friday baffled after it seemed that protocols had been broken in receiving President Uhuru Kenyatta in Taita Taveta county.

Photos shared by State House showed Interior CS Fred Matiang'i in the front line ahead of Deputy President William Ruto when the President's chopper landed.

DP Ruto was seen standing far off as the President greeted Dr Matiang'i first and proceeded to greet the DP later, a reverse of what is understood as the presidential protocols.

Some of those who questioned the violated protocol were DP Ruto's allies, who mocked Matiang'i calling him the second-in-command.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Sifuna declares admiration for his celeb crush & gets unexpected response [Video]

Sifuna declares admiration for his celeb crush & gets unexpected response [Video]

Security breach forces police IG to miss Ruto event

Security breach forces police IG to miss Ruto event

Unicaf & the University of Suffolk announce 3 new British Bachelor’s Degree programmes

Unicaf & the University of Suffolk announce 3 new British Bachelor’s Degree programmes

Luo Council of Elders chair appeals to Raila over planned protests

Luo Council of Elders chair appeals to Raila over planned protests

IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera resigns

IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera resigns

Police probe murder of Recce Squad officer in Nakuru

Police probe murder of Recce Squad officer in Nakuru

Ruto's instructions to Interior CS Kithure Kindiki ahead of Raila’s protests

Ruto's instructions to Interior CS Kithure Kindiki ahead of Raila’s protests

Youthful MP speaks on nearly losing life during foreign trip this week

Youthful MP speaks on nearly losing life during foreign trip this week

Ruto’s online exchange with Raila at night leaves Kenyans divided

Ruto’s online exchange with Raila at night leaves Kenyans divided