DP Ruto's Office Speaks on Flying Chopper to Kampala

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    DP William Ruto alights from a helicopter
  • Deputy President William Ruto’s office has spoken on reports that the DP flew to Uganda aboard a private chopper, a day after the government blocked him from leaving the country.

    Media reports had indicated the DP left Nairobi for Kampala on Tuesday, August 3 afternoon, information his office has not only termed as misleading but also malicious.

    The reports started making rounds after photos of choppers stationed at Wilson Airport hangers emerged with speculations that the DP opted to fly his private copter.

    Helicopters spotted at Wilson Airport, Nairobi on Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    Ruto’s Communication Director, Emmanuel Talam, told Kenyans.co.ke that his boss was holed up in a meeting in Nairobi.

    “No! No! The DP is in his Karen office. He has not left the country,” Talam told Kenyans.co.ke.

    A close associate of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni also played cagey with the DP’s alleged tour to Uganda. 

    Museveni’s ally told Kenyans.co.ke that he was not aware of the recent developments. 

    “You should be confirming to me if he has left! Wilson Airport is in Nairobi." 

    “Anyway, he didn't travel. It's the team that was here which has returned to Kenya. MPs Ndindi Nyoro and Oscar Sudi,” Museveni’s associate detailed.

    Insiders at Uganda Police Force in Entebbe, Uganda, concurred with Museveni’s confidant, stating that they had not been briefed on any VIP arrival at the country’s main airport, Entebbe International Airport. 

    Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi and Inooro FM journalist Jeff Kuria, stated that the Royal Media Services station would interview the DP on Wednesday, August 4, two days after his altercation at Wilson Airport. 

    The interview was scheduled for 7 am to 9 am.

    William Ruto and Yoweri Museveni conversing
    Deputy President William Ruto (left) and Uganda President Yoweri Museveni (right) in Uganda