For several days Deputy President William Ruto kept mum after President Uhuru Kenyatta reshuffled the cabinet appointing new CS and firing others on Wednesday.
Ruto, unlike his attribute of commenting on matters affecting the country nationally in all his social media accounts, did not comment on the reshuffle.
A move which political pundits termed as a silent way of expressing disapproval of the president’s decision.
The DP on Friday finally broke his silence when he held a consultative meeting with leaders from Taita Taveta County in Lumo.
Steering off the cabinet reshuffle, Ruto insisted on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce under the leadership of Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji to move swiftly and share its countrywide programme with Kenyans.
He asked the Senator Yusuf Haji-lead Team to carry out the work professionally, and accord Kenyans an opportunity to freely present their input on BBI.
“The task force should not be intimidated by political brokers who would want to revive their fortunes,” he explained.
Amongst the attendees who had accompanied the DP one notable one was Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
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In Mombasa, the president during the swearing-in ceremony urged the newly appointed Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS’s) to work towards the betterment of the welfare of all Kenyans.
The President who reiterated his administration’s commitment to the economic agenda noted the rich mix of youth and experience in the team of the ten newly appointed CAS’s.
“You have a good mix and you will also mix with the existing colleagues. Even amongst you have seasoned politicians…you have also a lot of youthful energy around you.
“You combine this together, working with your senior ministers who have a lot of experience as well, supporting them and I am certain that we will make a difference in the lives of our people,” he said.