REVEALED:Why DP Ruto Hasn’t Been in 8 Cabinet Meetings in a Row [VIDEO]
There’s a growing rift within the Executive arm of the government which continues to manifest in different ways.
Citizen TV on Thursday evening reported that the elevation of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i to chair Cabinet meetings in the absence of President Uhuru Kenyatta, has not been received well.
“The president needs to take the country seriously. How can the DP attend a meeting chaired by his junior?” wondered Citizen TV’s Linus Kaikai.
Former Cabinet Minister and US Ambassador Burudi Nabwera who spoke to the local media house stated: “The normal practice is that Cabinet meets weekly because of the various issues the government is dealing with.”
According Kenyans.co.ke,Nabwera who served in the governments of both former presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Moi recalled that Cabinet never failed to meet unless they were out of the country.
State House Spokesperson had announced on Tuesday that there wasn’t any pressing matters that required a meeting of Cabinet on Thursday.
The DP is supposed to chair the discussions on behalf of the president but that onus has since fallen on Matiang’i.
NTV reported that Cabinet has failed to meet eight times in a row, even as CSs denied reports of a strained relationship with one another.
“We in the Cabinet are on the same team and cannot be divided,” stated Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa.
“Under the constitution as minister we owe our allegience to the appointing authority who is the president, nobody else,” commented Environment CS Keriako Tobiko.
“Don’t listen to anybody who has time to waste. We enjoy a wonderful relationship and you can see that we’re truly brothers and sisters,” Matiang’i.