Uhuru visits Ruto's office in Nairobi

Uhuru visits Ruto’s office in Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto at State House in Nairobi on March 13, 2019, when they hosted French President Emmanuel Macron. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday visited and held talks with Deputy President William Ruto at the latter’s office in Nairobi.

Sources said Mr Kenyatta spent lunch hour at the Harambee House Annex.

The agenda of the meeting was not immediately clear but Mr Kenyatta’s motorcade was seen outside Mr Ruto’s office on Harambee Avenue.

Their talks come amid a heightened war of words over the anti-corruption fight, a row that has threatened to tear apart the ruling Jubilee Party.

On Monday, Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga’s confidant, Senate Minority leader James Orengo (Siaya), said he would mobilise legislators to support an impeachment motion against the DP for “gross misconduct”.

And at the weekend, 12 members of parliament, nine from Jubilee Party, accused Dr Ruto of insubordination and asked him to resign if the war on graft displeases him.

MATTERS CORRUPTION

President Kenyatta is determined to leave a good legacy so his focus has been on the war on corruption and his Big Four agenda on universal health coverage, manufacturing, food security and affordable housing.

But many scandals have bedevilled his administration, the most recent one involving Arror and Kimwarer dam projects in Elgeyo Marakwet County.

Money was spent but the dams do not exist. In addition, Treasury minister Henry Rotich says about Sh20 billion was lost while Dr Ruto says this is not true and places the figure at Sh7 billion.

Dr Ruto has said time and again that he has never engaged in the vice and that he backs the war. But he also believes that he is the target of the intensified fight against corruption and says those soiling his name over corruption scandals are doing it to scuttle his bid to succeed his boss

source:nation.co.ke

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