Deputy President William Ruto, on Wednesday, ended up at the late Jonathan Moi's home in Kabimoi to deliver his personal condolence message, while other notable leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta had visited Moi at his Kabarak home.
Nation established from the former president's allies that the DP was told to go to where the mourners were at Jonathan’s home, instead of condoling with Moi at Kabarak.
Ruto's failure to visit Kabarak was seen as a protraction of a plan to keep Ruto from seeing the former Head of State.
Ruto's spokesperson David Mugonyi, however, maintained that the DP had no intention of visiting Kabarak.
At Kabimoi, Ruto was welcomed by the family of the deceased as well as area residents.
The DP reiterated the importance of cancer screening as the government improves strategies to battle the killer disease which claimed Jonathan's life.
"We need to educate our people on the importance of visiting hospitals for cancer screening because if detected in the early stages, it can be successfully treated," the DP emphasised.
Last year, the DP failed to meet the ailing former president, leading to a political storm between Jubilee and Kanu leaders in the Rift Valley.
The family's spokesperson Lee Njiru explained that Ruto flew to Kabarak at a bad time.
“Unfortunately, this coincided with the time of Mzee Moi's routine physical exercise with his
doctors. Mzee Moi agreed to meet the visitors at a convenient time another day in the very near future,” read a statement from Moi’s office.
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