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DP Ruto Shows Up at Cabinet Meeting With UDA Tie as He Faces Uhuru Man-to-man

by Robert Mwangi
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President Uhuru Kenyatta chaired a Cabinet meeting this morning that was attended by his estranged deputy William Ruto.

This was the first full Cabinet sitting in over a year.

It also comes a time when the President and his principal assistant are locked in a vicious war of words over succession politics.

Dr Ruto donned a grey suit, a white shirt and a yellow dotted tie.

Interestingly, yellow is the official colour of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), which is led by the DP.

In his Labour Day speech on May 1, President Kenyatta gave his deputy a dressing-down for abandoning his officials and concentrating on presidential campaigns.

He accused the second in command of lamenting about the problems bedeviling the country instead of proposing solutions.

In a rejoinder, the DP claimed that the Head of State stripped him all the powers and he was left with nothing to do.

He stated that appointment of Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i through an Executive Order in 2019 to chair weekly Cabinet sessions meant that the President did not want him in government.

“SORRY my Boss. I FEEL your pain.Those you ASSIGNED my RESPONSIBILITIES & ‘project’ mzee (Raila Odinga) have let you DOWN miserably.They bungled our BIG 4, killed our party & wasted your 2ND term. Wao ni bure kabisa (They are useless). Boss, am AVAILABLE. Just a PHONE call away. Sadly last CABINET was 2yrs ago,” he wrote on his social media platforms.

The agenda of today’s meeting was not revealed, but it is believed the Cabinet discussed ways to implement and complete projects as President Kenyatta’s final term comes to an end in August this year.

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