- Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday cut short his campaigns in Northern Kenya and jetted out of the country 'on short notice.”
- The DP is, however, expected back into the country on Friday to attend the Kenya Kwanza women's national confrence to be staged at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday cut short his campaigns in Northern Kenya and jetted out of the country 'on short notice.”
The DP is, however, expected back into the country on Friday to attend the Kenya Kwanza women's national conference to be staged at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Ruto was expected to campaign in Marsabit and Isiolo on Thursday before embarking on another tour of Laikipia county on Saturday.
However, he suddenly cut short his political campaign in the region and left the country for an unknown mission
“Boss left the country on Thursday on short notice for a private mission but will be back on by Friday,” said a high-ranking official of Ruto's campaigns who is not authorized to speak for the DP.
As Ruto flew out of the country, his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta also left for Mogadishu where he attended the inauguration of Somalia's new president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Uhuru's delegation to the neighboring country included Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and his Agriculture counterpart Peter Munya.
The DP's tour abroad came a day after his main opponent in the August 9 General Election Raila Odinga also left for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday morning.
Raila left hours after his Chief Cabinet Secretary nominee Kalonzo Musyoka also jetted out of the country on Tuesday.
The Wiper boss reportedly linked up with Raila in Congo for a mission whose details were not known.
They are expected back into the country by Sunday.
This is the second time Ruto is leaving the country this year.
On February 27, Ruto jetted out of the country for a 12-day trip that took him to the United States and the United Kingdom.
The official trip was highly publicized as the DP used the opportunity to rail on President Uhuru Kenyatta's government.
He accused the Jubilee administration of state capture of the state institutions and the weaponization of the war on corruption.
Ruto spoke to political and economic think tanks in the US and the UK explaining his agenda for the country and promised an economic revolution for the country if elected president.