Jun 22, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Kenya’s DP Ruto snubbed, again, as Tanzania’s Samia visits

Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto has been banned from a state event for the umpteenth time as his relationship with his boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta, continues to deteriorate.

The DP office said Tuesday morning that Dr. Ruto was not invited to the bilateral meeting with the Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu or to the planned state dinner tonight in honor of the successor of the late John Pombe Magufuli.

As Mr Kenyatta his Tanzanian Received counterparts, the DP was in his office in Karen and met religious leaders, announced his office on Tuesday.

“The DP has not received an invitation,” said Dr. Rutos Communications Director Emmanuel Talam when asked about President Samia’s visit.

State House spokeswoman Kanze Dena-Mararo had not responded to our inquiries by the time we went to press. p>

isolated

Since 2018, when President Kenyatta shook hands with the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Raila Odinga , and even more so in the past year, the DP was isolated in his own government, making him an outsider in decision-making and important meetings.

August 2020 and February That year, the DP was banned from meetings held by President Kenyatta with his entire top cabinet leadership team, Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries, which cement fears that bromance is dead.

Last year there was also quite a stir when the DP headquarters remained occupied at a national event called Pointing Out Ways to Fight the Covid-19 Pandemic, attended by President Kenyatta and other key political figures, including Mr Odinga, attended.

The office of the DP insisted that this was not the case and that the placement of the chair was as if he were suggesting that he would function had refused, from o was f nonsense.

Succession plan 2022

The DP attempted this isolation last month from President Kenyatta’s inner circle to exclude him from the head of state’s succession plan for 2022 and from other important decisions they otherwise made together during their first term.

“Ifthe president decides To uplift other people and consult more with the former opposition leader, I took it with grace. The style has changed and it is the president’s prerogative to be the boss. The Big Four agenda slowed down and my place was taken by other people. There was an urgent need to change the constitution, “said the DP last month in an interview with Citizen TV , in which it was explained how irretrievably the relationship between the anniversary duo had been broken.

Regarding whether he was still advising the president as he is constitutionally bound, the DP said: “The constitution says if you advise the president … your advice can be followed or not. I’m not the only advisor. It is up to the leader to decide what to take. “

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