DP William Ruto skips a key cabinet meeting at State House saying he was not invited

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta sat Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i.

Deputy President William Ruto locked out of a key Executive meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta coordinated by Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang'i.

However, the DP said he only skipped the meeting because he was not invited.


At the high table next to President Uhuru Kenyatta sat Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i.


Matiang'i chairs the powerful National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.

Ruto's communications director Emmanuel Talam said his boss cannot skip government meetings if invited.


"As far as I know, the Deputy President was not invited. But State House can clarify," Talam said.


However, State House spokesperson Kanze Dena did not explain the reasons behind it but simply said; "No comment."


The new and reshuffled Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries attended.

The State House said was to “discuss government priorities for the current calendar year”.


Dena said the meeting weighed on the status of continuing national government programmes comprising Big 4 agenda and Vision 2030 flagship projects.


“Further, the President directed the officials to ensure prudent utilisation of public resources in service delivery, saying Kenyans must always get the highest value return for their money.



"The head of state asked the officers to adopt teamwork and unity of purpose to deliver the promise of a better and prosperous Kenya for all,” Dena said in a statement to newsrooms.


Later, Dena explained the gathering was assembled by the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee chaired by Matiang'i, the team invited Uhuru to address them.

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