Just Moments After Isaac Ruto was picked from His Bomet home by State House operatives, inside sources now indicate that the Bomet Governor will be given a very lucrative CS position.
Moments after the meeting, StateHouse sources indicate that the former Bomet Governor will be awarded with CS Devolution position.
President Uhuru Kenyatta planned meeting with the former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto together with former Eldama Ravine MP Musa Sirma is said to be about inclusion of the duo in the government.
Early in the morning, The President is said to have sent a chopper to pick Governor Isaac Ruto in a meeting said to have been abruptly planned as the President prepares for a possible showdown with Rift Valley MPs known to be loyal to his deputy, William Ruto.
Reports indicate that In attendance includes
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Isaac Ruto who is the leader of Chama Cha Mashinani (CCM) lost the 2017 elections in Bomet in a contest which pitted him against the Deputy President. During the campaigns, Isaac Ruto never hid his lack of support for the Deputy President whom he blamed for being disrespectful and confrontational with other leaders.
A helicopter thought to have been sent to pick Isaac Ruto from his Bomet home landed some minutes after 8 AM and left within 10 minutes.
With the Uhuru succession politics heating up, President Uhuru will surely not fail to use the support of individuals like Isaac Ruto to ensure that the expansive Rift Valley is properly covered in the campaigns.
Just yesterday Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka made changes Senate Leadership that saw DP Ruto’s powerful men Murkomen and Nakuru Senator Kihika thrown out of Senate Leadership committee.
The cold war between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto has been escalating with the looming changes in government that could see leaders allied to the DP kicked out of plum positions.
In the changes that could come “soon”, at least four Cabinet secretaries have been marked for dismissal — two from Mr Kenyatta’s side and two said to be loyal to his deputy.
A powerful Cabinet secretary, could also be moved from the influential docket to a “lesser ministry, but which still wields a lot of power locally and internationally”.
Some of the leaders reported to have been in the meetings are Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga, Kanu chairman Gideon Moi, Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, former Cabinet minister Paul Otuoma and Siaya Senator James Orengo.
While many leaders interviewed Sunday remained guarded over the matter, Tiaty MP William Kamket, an ally of Mr Moi, authoritatively stated that the changes could come “in any form, any manner and any time”.