A section of Kenyans online has raised concerns after President’s Strategic Communications Unit deleted photos taken during a Cabinet meeting that Deputy President William Ruto was in attendance.
Before being pulled down, DP’s supporters had noticed him in attendance and had gone ahead to hail his presence in a manner that eclipsed everything else about the meeting.
The meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, March 19 resulted to the Cabinet agreeing to a request by the African Union (AU) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to have Kenya host African Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Africa CDC).
Following the agreement, China pledged to fund the construction of a KSh 8.3 billion building to house the facility.
Members of the public went on to question his absence especially at a time the country was facing a potentially devastating public health crisis.
Here are some of the reactions that followed the incident:
This Is Childish,Statehouse Has Deleted a Post on their page pale Facebook Because Kenyans Are only Commenting on A Photo that Had Dp Ruto and Ignoring the other Photos.
Desperation Is Real and it's gonna Kill Some People before 2022. We Just Love Dp Ruto,We don't know why! pic.twitter.com/AB3EucnYNq
— Captain Dominic Omondi. (@CaptainDominicO) March 20, 2020
These political wars have gone way too low!
— Komen S.K (@skkomen) March 20, 2020
The deputy president has missed several high-level meeting culminating to rumours he was being sidelined. The DP was absent at the National Security Council (NSC) meeting chaired by President Kenyatta on March 13, 2020.
He was also not part of a briefing of the National Emergency Response Committee on COVID-19 that was held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 even raising more concerns.
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