Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday skipped President Kenyatta’s meeting with high-ranking government officials at State House.
Kenyatta met officers in the senior ranks of the Executive to discuss government priorities for the current calendar year.
The leaders deliberated on the status of ongoing national government programs covering the Big Four Agenda and Vision 2030 flagship projects.
During the meeting, Uhuru outlined his vision and priorities for this year, chief among them, the completion of ongoing government projects and programs across all sectors.
But conspicuously missing from the crucial meeting that brought together Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries, and Principal Secretaries was Ruto.
It remains unclear why Ruto did not attend the meeting, but his absence raises questions about his cooperation with President Kenyatta.
Last week, Uhuru dared Ruto to resign from the government over what he termed as “doublespeak.” He said it was hypocritical for Ruto to claim that the Jubilee government has failed and, at the same time, take credit for its projects.
“...on one hand he is saying the government has failed and on the other hand he is saying we as a government has done this and that development,” said Kenyatta.
He added: “That is doublespeak, you can’t be speaking of the failures of a government where you serve while at the same time outlining what you refer to as we have achieved as a government. You better resign.”