Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, May 12, chaired first full cabinet meeting in over 2 years, a meeting that should happen more regularly.
Numerous photos shared by the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit gave a glimpse of the high-level meeting held at State House.
In one of the photos, the Jubilee party leader was spotted carrying 4 mobile phones and a document believed to be the day’s programme for the meeting.
Deputy President William Ruto was also in attendance at the meeting where President Uhuru showed up dressed in a patterned shirt and dark pair of trousers.
It was expected that the UDA party leader who has bitterly fallen out with his boss would give the meeting a wide berth.
Ruto, who for a while now has been seen to be antagonizing the Head of State, attended the meeting, sparking talk and excitement in equal measures.
A statement from the State House said issues to do with national and international importance were part of agenda discussed during the meeting.
“His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta is today, at State House, Nairobi, chairing a full Cabinet meeting during which several matters of national and international importance will be discussed,” read the tweet.
Apart from the deputy president, at least 15 cabinet secretaries attended the meeting if the recent photos shared online are anything to go by.
The last time President Kenyatta chaired the Cabinet meeting was on February 18, 2021, when they discussed Jubilee’s Big Four Agenda and Vision 2030 flagship projects.
According to William Ruto’s director of communication Emmanuel Talam, the Kenya Kwanza presidential flag bearer was invited by the president.
According to Talam, Ruto did not want the president to have reasons to blame him for antagonising government functions and processes.
“He (Ruto) was invited, and he is attending,” he said.