It has emerged that Deputy President William Ruto was not among the invitees gracing the State event with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Tanzanian counterpart Ms. Samia Suluhu.
Close sources by DP Ruto’s office indicated that Ruto had was not invited for the State House bilateral talks with Ms. Suluhu.
Further, he is also not among attendants for a night dinner scheduled in memory of the fallen Suluhu’s predecessor ex-President John Pombe Magufuli.
“The DP has not received any invite,” maintained DP Ruto’s Communication Director Emanuel Talam.
While the president was receiving his Tanzanian colleague, DP Ruto was holding a Karen meeting with religious leaders. It is not the first time that DP Ruto has missed a State House event.
In February this year, DP Ruto missed an Executive meeting featuring Cabinet Secretaries, among other state officials.
In 2020 again, the DP skipped a prayer day led by his boss Kenyatta.
DP’s office insisted that his seat was left empty intentionally. The aim was to show how he snubbed the meeting, to which he was never invited.