Deputy President Dr William Ruto was conspicuously missing in action as President Uhuru Kenyatta reshuffled his cabinet in Mombasa.
President Kenyatta and DP Ruto surprised the country in 2013 with their great display of camaraderie as they named their first cabinet at State House Nairobi.
Despite the duo’s former dalliance which saw them dorn matching shirts and ties, things have gone south if the latest developments are anything to go by.
This comes after DP Ruto was locked out of his official residence in Mombasa after he accompanied President Kenyatta to the coastal town.
Sources intimated to Opera News that the DP found his aides removing his belongings from the home shortly after his arrival.
He would be forced to spend the night at the English Point Marina hotel before jetting out the following day.
What political pundits term as succession politics has seen DP Ruto remain an isolated man in the Government with a handful of supporters sticking around him.
Former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri becomes the latest casualty of the succession politics after months of defying the President’s no-politicking directive.
Kiunjuri was widely seen as a DP Ruto supporter and had managed to marshal dozens of Mt Kenya MPs in drumming up support for the second in command.
However, Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has been attending forums organized by mostly opposition politicians in a bid to popularize the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).