- On Friday the President William Ruto will be in Homa Bay county before retreating to Kisumu for talks with the region's political and opinion leaders.
- Ruto will preside over the ground-breaking ceremony for the Affordable Housing programme in Homa Bay and grace the homecoming ceremony of Owalo.
ICT CS Eliud Owalo has said that his scheduled homecoming ceremony in Siaya is not political but simply a thanksgiving.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Tuesday, Owalo said that he has invited leaders from all levels of government.
"It is just a thanksgiving, we have invited Kenyans from all parts of the country and I can assure you that it will be a good ceremony and we expect many people from all over," he said.
"We have invited leaders at all levels of government to attend and I believe they will join us during that ceremony."
On Friday President William Ruto will be in Homa Bay county before retreating to Kisumu for talks with the region's political and opinion leaders.
Ruto will preside over the ground-breaking ceremony for the Affordable Housing programme in Homa Bay and grace Owalao's homecoming ceremony in Siaya county.
Sources within the Presidency confirmed to the Star that Ruto will be the chief guest at Owalo's thanksgiving fete.
The CS also defended his involvement in the distribution of food exercise, saying he was just carrying out instructions from the Executive.
He added that the relief food distribution is a government initiative and it should not be politicised.
"Food is a basic necessity just the same way Kenyans have been starving in certain places like Baringo and Turkana, we have people who have been undergoing difficult circumstances in Nyanza. People can hardly do two meals a day," CS Owalo said.
"This food is a government initiative, it is not an Eliud Owalo initiative, so if you see me distributing food I'm basically acting under instructions of the executive to help distribute food in that area. There's no politics in it."
The CS said that most of the trips he has made to the region have been during his spare time.
"What I do does not in any way interfere with my mandate or responsibilities as CS for ICT and the digital economy," he said.