On Friday, October 16, President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani, Taita Taveta County where he is scheduled to chair a Cabinet meeting.
According to photos shared by State House the president arrived in a Kenya Airforce helicopter and was received by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i instead of Deputy President William Ruto as protocol dictates.
Uhuru then greeted DP Ruto who was waiting a meter away as the CS followed closely behind.
Members of the National Security Advisory Committee, (Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and Interior PS Karanja Kibicho) were also part of the team that welcomed the president.
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani where he is scheduled to Chair a Cabinet meeting, receive progress reports of several national security sector technology projects and preside over an innovation exhibition by young Kenyan techies. pic.twitter.com/Q95J3kL5zQ
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) October 16, 2020
Ruto being sidelined caught the attention of Senator Kipchumba Murkomen who satirically tried to explain the photos.
“Deputy President Fred Matiangi receiving the president thereafter introduced other Cabinet members.
“Those of us who didn’t witness the last days of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta ‘will see things’ in the next 22 months,” Murkomen said.