Doubts Linger Over Ruto Sneaking Out of The Country 

  • DP William Ruto alights from a Kenya Air Force plane in Wajir County headed for an official meeting in 2019. File
  • Reports emerged on Wednesday that Deputy President William Ruto, silently left the country on Tuesday, January 14, before President Uhuru Kenyatta shuffled the cabinet.

    A source close to the DP informed Kenyans.co.ke that Ruto left for Sudan for a strategic meeting.

    The Standard, further reported that the DP was out of the country.

    DP Ruto addresses a crowd at
    DP Ruto addresses a crowd at St. Paul's Makongi Secondary School, Uasin Gishu County, on Sunday, January 12

    According to the report, the DP flew out of the country in the company of three people, for a private visit.

    "He is in Sudan for a strategy meeting but we are yet to confirm the details of the meeting," the source intimated.

    However, Emmanuel Talam, the director of communications at the DP's office when contacted, said the reports were far-fetched and that the DP was in the country.

    "He is in his office, he is in the country," Talam stated while speaking to Kenyans.co.ke.  

    A look at the DP's Twitter handle, where he often updates Kenyans on his activities, showed that the last event Ruto attended was a church service at St Paul's Makongi Secondary School, Uasin Gishu County, on Sunday, January 12

    Uasin Gishu County Governor, Jackson Mandago, and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa accompanied Ruto to the event.

    The DP consistently informs Kenyans on both Facebook and Twitter of his whereabouts and as such the absence of a recent update on his pages may have been fueling the speculation coupled with the sacking of Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri who has been closely associated with him.

    DP Ruto with Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago at St. Paul's Makongi Secondary School, Uasin Gishu County, on Sunday, January 12. On Wednesday, January 3, conflicting reports emerged on the DP's whereabouts
    DP Ruto with Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago at St. Paul's Makongi Secondary School, Uasin Gishu County, on Sunday, January 12. On Wednesday, January 3, conflicting reports emerged on the DP's whereabouts