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Gloves off as Ruto openly snubs Uhuru

Deputy President William Ruto on Monday, September 28, skipped the Covid-19 conference hosted at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

The President officially opened the conference and was scheduled to deliver a state address on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

The official programme indicated that Ruto was expected to speak after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and was to welcome Uhuru to issue his speech.

According to, Kanze Dena confirmed that Ruto was invited to the conference but was a no-show when it commenced at around 2 p.m.

Ruto’s Deputy Director of Communications Emmanuel Talam, however, raised questions about the Deputy President being invited to the conference.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Chairperson of Council of Governors (CoG) Wycliffe Oparanya, Odinga and Ruto were part of the guests invited.

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