Uhuru to Take Cabinet for 3-Day Retreat

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past tour of Maasai Mara
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past tour of Maasai Mara
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  • President Uhuru Kenyatta will be taking his Cabinet on a 3-day retreat amid reports of growing tension between the team. 

    A highly placed aide to one of the CSs who spoke to Kenyans.co.ke intimated that some changes were made to the upcoming Cabinet meeting but could not disclose more details about it.

    “There were some changes but I can’t speak on why they were made,” the officer hinted. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past tour of Maasai Mara
    President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past tour of Maasai Mara
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    Details of the planned retreat were confirmed when events Deputy President William Ruto was supposed to preside over were postponed to allow him to attend the get-away after attending fundraisers in Nyamira County. 

    “We have postponed tomorrow's empowerment harambees in Mathioya and Kangema to October 30, 2020.

    “This was occasioned by the full Cabinet meeting/retreat slated for today evening and tomorrow at Tsavo, Taita Taveta which William Ruto will be attending,” Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro disclosed.

    The retreat will give the Cabinet a chance to meet in a different environment (Tsavo National Park), which will be a leave from their traditions at State House. 

    Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta was known to hold Cabinet meetings in open spaces at his home in Gatundu, sometimes beneath the shade of the trees.

    Insiders have stated that the meeting could be a precursor to the release of the Building Bridges Initiative proposal which ODM leader Raila Odinga has been teasing

    The meeting also comes in the backdrop of reports that President Kenyatta has summoned Parliament leadership to a sitdown on Saturday, October 17. 

    Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang'ata told the media that the meeting is set to streamline government business and ensure everything is ironed out.

    "The government is happy with the good work done by Senate in the last four months; we have processed a record 10 Bills including County Attorney Bill, County Revenue Appropriation Bill, and County Government Amendment Bill.

    "We have entered into a historical deal where counties will get an extra Ksh.50 billion. I expect that we will discuss how to ensure government business flows in the House without a hitch," Kang’ata explained. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Tourism CS Najib Balala during a past tour of Maasai Mara
    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Tourism CS Najib Balala during a past tour of Maasai Mara Game Reserve
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