Deputy President William Ruto’s fortune made a turnaround during the Jamhuri Day celebrations.
The event was graced by Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Amor Mottley, who was the special guest for the 56th National festival.
Mottley, visiting Kenya for the first time, was left impressed by Ruto as the event kicked off.
In a Facebook post, the PM acknowledged how she was dazzled by the second in command when she arrived at the venue, Nyayo National Stadium.
The foreigner noted that she did not expect to be escorted onto the red carpet by DP Ruto.
The Barbados Premier further noted that she was happy to have been part of the function that was led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the first lady Margaret Kenyatta.
“…Also seen in these photos is a gentleman shaking my hand who later escorts me onto the red carpet,” read a part of the post.
Uhuru, Ruto friends once more
Aside from the display, things seem to have gotten better for the man from ‘Sugoi’.
The good fortunes were eventually capped off in style when he was awarded a gold medal during an awarding ceremony at State House by Uhuru.
President Uhuru and Ruto seemed to have sorted out their differences during the celebration.
The two leaders were pictured to be in good spirits in the presence of each other.
At one point they were seen engaging in a conversation as the event went on.
Uhuru, Ruto frosty relationship elevated at BBI launch
In recent months, the relationship between the two Jubilee party members was termed frosty.
In November, the conflict between the two went public during the launch of the BBI report at Bomas.
Ruto was left aggrieved after Uhuru laughed at a joke directed to the ruling party.
Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, who was the Master of Ceremony, requested the Majority Leader of Senate Kipchumba Murkomen to desist from mentioning about the problems facing the party.
A week ago, The son of the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta took a jibe at the Ruto camp stating that they were a confused lot.
He stated that the TangaTanga politicians should stop picking up petty fights with the opposition.
Uhuru insinuated that Ruto had not changed to embrace ODM leader Raila Odinga as a friend.