Details of Uhuru’s 5-hour private meeting with DP Ruto
Ruto meets Uhuru after London based firm revealed plans to impeach DP Ruto
The meeting came barely two days after intelligence report by IHS Markit a Global indicated that there could be plans to impeach DP Ruto.
The Standard reported that the meeting which was held on Friday began at around noon and ended at 5 PM and saw the DP delay his appointments.
Details about what transpired during the meeting remain scarce but it is believed that issues of corruption, contraband sugar and the 2022 presidential election were extensively discussed amidst concern that the open divisions could sink the party.
The bitter exchange between rival factions in Jubilee allied to the DP and the President was also discussed with a keen interest in mending the growing rifts.
Well-placed sources revealed that the President is concerned that early campaigns by DP Ruto’s camp could affect the Big 4 Agenda, with the head of state declaring that the time for politicking is over on numerous occasions.
It is understood that the two Jubilee party leaders resolved that a parliamentary group meeting would be held on Tuesday to sort out their differences, align the big 4 agenda and the fight against corruption as a priority.
According to Chris Suckling, senior analyst, Africa Country Risk at IHS Markit DP Ruto is unlikely to surnive the lifestyle audit ordered by President Kenyatta and could form the basis of the impeachment.
Kenyatta’s troupes could work with ODM to attain the two-thirds majority in parliament needed to impeach the DP.
Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Baringo North MP William Cheptumo welcomed the decision to hold a parliamentary group meeting.
“A family that prays together stick together, we are looking forward for such a meeting.” Murkomen said.
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