Uhuru Overlooks Ruto During Church Event

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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday made an unprecedented move after he settled for his Defence Cabinet Secretary Rachel Omamo to deliver a speech on his behalf overlooking Deputy President William Ruto.

    The Deputy President and CS Omamo were among dignitaries who graced the installation ceremony of Reverend Philip Anyolo as Kisumu Catholic Diocese Archbishop.

    ODM party leader Raila Odinga was the first to take to the podium to deliver his speech later inviting Ruto.

    However, in a rare occurrence, Ruto who was the highest-ranking leader at the gathering was not the last to deliver his speech as protocol dictates.

    DP William Ruto during the installation of Reverend Philip Anyolo as the Archbishop of Kisumu Catholic Archdiocese

    Once he was done, the DP invited the CS to deliver the President's speech to the congregants.

    It was an incident that reportedly drew murmurs from the congregation immediately given that being the Deputy, it is often the case that Ruto acts as the President's representative in his absence.

    The incident also came in the background of an alleged fallout within Jubilee Party with perceived factions developing in Uhuru's and Ruto's camp.

    Nevertheless, it is not uncommon for CSs to act as the President's representatives given the dockets they hold in the government.

    But when Ruto surprised the new head of Catholic Archdiocese of Kisumu with a luxurious car, a Mitsubishi Pajero, he was keen to note the President was part of those who contributed towards the kind gesture.

    Handing over the car, which currently costs anything between Kshs 3 Million and Kshs 6 Million, Ruto revealed that it was a gift from himself and President Uhuru.

    DP William Ruto presents a Pajero during the installation of Rev Philip Anyolo as the Archbishop of Kisumu Catholic Archdiocese

    The archbishop also received a Toyota V8 Land Cruiser from the congregation as a show of appreciation for his long service. 

    Among those present at the ceremony were CSs Eugene Wamalwa and Raychelle Omamo; MPs Chris Wamalwa and Otiende Amollo; Senators Moses Kajwang' and Moses Wetangulaand Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati.