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DP Gachagua Skips Another Key Event Hours After Slamming Rift Valley Leaders

The second in command was missing in action this evening when Pres William Ruto jetted from the US and which is not his tradition

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President William Ruto interacts with members of his cabinet and police bosses lef by IG Japht Koome on arrival at JKIA from the US on May 25, 2024. Image: PCS

President William Ruto arrived back in Nairobi Saturday evening after a three-day state visit to the United States.

The President was received by senior members of his Cabinet led by Interior CS Kithure Kindiki and Interior PS Raymond Omollo.

Also present were Defence CS Aden Duale and Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Kimani Ichung’wah.

Inspector General of Police Japeth Koome and other senior officers was also on call to receive the head of state. Also present was the Head of Public Service Felix Koskei.

The President announced his arrival in Nairobi saying he is happy to be home.

“It’s good to be back home!” the President said on X. His visit to the US was the first by an African leader in 16 years. The President’s visit to the US began on Monday in Atlanta, Georgia.

Earlier in the day, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua came out guns blazing and directed his anger at a section of Rift Valley leaders who he says have been undermining him in the Mt. Kenya region.

Public service CS Hon. Moses Kuria chats with Deputy President Hon. Rigathi Gachagua during a past state event

Public service CS Hon. Moses Kuria chats with Deputy President Hon. Rigathi Gachagua during a past state event

Gachagua who was in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, in the company of various Cabinet Secretaries and Members of Parliament, said the leaders have proximity to the President and are taking advantage to begin early succession politics in his home turf.

A seemingly angered Gachagua went bare-knuckles, revealing that President William Ruto’s allies are already holding meetings in the Mt. Kenya region to craft 2032 succession politics to his disadvantage.

“The problem is a few leaders here from this region who have proximity to the President ndio wanakoroga siasa ya huko kwetu kudanganya watu eti waaanze kupanga mambo ya 2032,” he said.

The revelation from the Deputy President was preceded by remarks from Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen who was at the same event. Murkomen told the DP to ignore the politics around succession and focus on his job.

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