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DP Ruto’s ally reveals why he skipped Uhuru’s event today where he was to speak after Raila

Johnson.

Sept. 28, 2020

Details have emerged on why Deputy President William Ruto failed to attend President Uhuru Kenyatta’s event during which he was to speak after ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
Ruto’s glaring absence,  on Monday, September 28, during the Covid-19 conference hosted at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), coming amid reports of fallout and tense relations with his boss in the Jubilee party sent tongues wagging.
It has since emerged that the DP had other engagements that took longer than anticipated and saw the DP skip the Covid-19 meeting at KICC.
According to the official programme, Ruto was expected to speak after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and was to welcome Uhuru to issue his speech.
DP Ruto’s ally and Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa who was aware of his engagements today divulged to a local news outlet that Deputy President had a meeting planned with European Union delegates that saw him skip the event.
“He had a very important meeting which took longer than expected. It is not necessary that he has to attend the conference because he is the assistant to the President so when Uhuru is attending, he does not necessarily have to attend.
“He was meeting EU delegates in Karen to unlock the deadlock of global funds brought about by the Covid-19 millionaires Exposé so that the country can resume receiving the funding,” said the lawmaker.
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