Exclusive reports and details have emerged of a secret meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, that took place on Monday, January 27.
A report published by People Daily on Wednesday, January 29, stated that Kenyatta summoned Ruto in the morning, but the meeting commenced after two hours of Ruto’s arrival at State House.
Inside sources informed the daily paper that Kenyatta seized the moment to voice his displeasure with Ruto’s seemingly rebellius and opposition to Kenyatta’s legacy about uniting Kenyans.
“The president told Ruto to his face that he has to stop the insubordination as well as frustrating his unity efforts,” the source was quoted .
Kenyatta further reportedly told his deputy that he was behind the rebellion and that he had knowledge of how Ruto had organised the Naivasha meeting, which was dominated by his allies.
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju spoke out against the meeting, asserting that it was not sanctioned by the ruling party.
The DP arguably responded back, wondering why former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s role was not well stipulated and questioned why he seemed to have power in the government.
“He wanted Kenyatta to tell him what role Raila is playing in government, particularly on the issue of senior government officials including Cabinet secretaries consulting him,” the source claimed.
Ruto further argued that BBI had been hijacked by the ODM leader and his brigade. The DP is said to have left State House at 3 p.m.
The meeting comes at a time when Jubilee is marred in tensions ahead of the party’s March 2020 elections.
Speaking in Salgaa, Nakuru County, where he launched a new cement factory owned by the Devki Group, President Kenyatta came out strongly in support of the BBI, hitting out at critics as he reiterated that national unity was necessary for Kenya’s development.