Deputy President William Ruto has again refused to meet Uhuru for a joint announcement of cabinet reshuffle for the 3rd time. On Friday, news crew spent whole day in State House and DP did not show up.
Today,selected media personalities were told to be at state house by 7:30am for a scheduled 9:00am presser by President and his deputy, again DP Ruto reportedly ducked. News crews have now been offered tea and snacks as they wait scheduled 9:00am presser (that is running late already) by Uhuru and Ruto
DP Ruto is playing hard-ball on Uhuru’s proposed new cabinet list that excludes suspended CS who were listed in the cooked ‘list of shame’. For the third time, the DP has ducked forcing state house postpone the much a waited event that could have eased pressure on Uhuru over massive corruption in government linking his trusted CS Ann Waiguru.
The Deputy President has insisted the names of URP nominees he forwarded months ago for appointments in top government jobs should be endorsed without changes and that the cabinet ministers who have been cleared of corruption allegation by Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission be re-appointed. Other hand President Uhuru’s side is opposed to retaining cleared ministers, arguing that the government will not be seen to be serious about fighting corruption.
However, DP Ruto’s men have maintained corruption in jubilee regime should neither be fought nor seen to be fought only on Â his side, citing the case of Devolution CS Anne Waiguru, which the President is not keen on sacking.
A source has told Kenya Today how the press was invited to State House on Friday and waited the whole day without DP Ruto showing up, making the announcement to be called off.
This morning, the press has been camping at State House since 7.00A.M but the DP is yet to show up. Frustrated President Uhuru has reportedly summoned URP MP and Jubilee House Majority Leader Aden Duale and Kericho Senator Charles Keter for an impromptu meeting.
President Uhuru is said to be at this hour contemplating making the announcement with the presence of the Deputy President.