Statehouse spokesperson Kanze Dena has shed light on why deputy president William Ruto missed Tuesday meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta, cabinet secretaries, and permanent secretaries.
During the meeting that was held virtually, he head of state gave the PCs, and CSs new performance indicators for the new financial year as he looks to achieve more during the 2020/21 financial year that began on 1st July.
Absent in the meeting however is deputy president William Ruto. The former Eldoret North MP’s relationship has been the deteriorating and the snubbing on Tuesday according to observers was the final straw in the association that brought them together in 2013.
Dena has however refuted claims of Ruto being snubbed. According to her, the meeting held on Tuesday is a weekly one chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiang’I which is never attended by the president or his deputy. He said the head of state’s presence yesterday was meant to motivate the team as we get into the 2020/21 financial year.
“Today’s meeting was the usual meeting (project review meeting) held every Tuesday by Cabinet Secretaries and PSs pursuant to Executive Order No. 1 of 2019; which EO elevated the Ministry of Interior as the the coordinator for all flagship state programmes and projects,” Dena told the Star.
“It therefore follows that His Excellency the President and his deputy don’t attend the project review sessions. However, the President elected to be in attendance today largely to energise his team as we kick-off the new fiscal year,” she added.