Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen on Friday exposed why deputy president William Ruto failed to attend a crucial meeting at Statehouse.
The Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator said through a tweet, that President Uhuru Kenyatta did not invite his deputy for the National Security Council Meeting on Coronavirus.
The President chaired a crucial meeting over Coronavirus after first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Kenya.
The meeting which was attended by government officials among them Interior CS, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, was held at Statehouse, with DP Ruto a noticeable absence.
This raised questions among Kenyans why the DP did not show up at such a meeting.
Murkomen said if the DP would have been invited, automatically he would have attended the meeting.
“It is the prerogative of the President to determine who he wants to invite to the Security Council meetings and I am sure he has not asked you to deliver an invitation letter to the DP. Let’s focus on dealing with COVID-19 and other developments issues,” Murkomen tweeted.
The vocal Senator was reacting to a tweet from Prof Makau Mutua, a US-based law scholar, who had attacked Ruto for attending political rallies in instead of joining the President for the emergency meeting.
” SHOCKING — DP @WilliamsRuto at a POLITICAL RALLY in Nandi County denouncing his IMPEACHMENT while Uhuru Kenyatta chaired National Security Council @StateHouseKenya on COVID-19 with @IG_NPS, Chief of Staff Mwathethe, CS @FredMatiangi, NIS DG Kameru, Head of Civil Service Kinyua,” Mutua had tweeted.
The DP was in Nandi County where he launched a hospital. He also used the opportunity to urge Kenyans to take necessary measures and precautions in tackling Coronavirus.