Deputy President William Ruto has boycotted the first cabinet meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Fred Matiangi.
The National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee that was created last month by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Executive order 1 of 2019 held its inaugural meeting at Harambee House from 8am this morning.
The agenda of the meeting that was attended by all the Cabinet Secretaries, Attorney General Kihara Kariuki and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua is said to come up with a work plan to achieve the objectives of the Executive Order.
“The National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee has held our first meeting to review the implementation plans for all development programmes and projects to fast-track execution as directed by H.E.
@UKenyatta through Executive Order No.1 of 2019.” said Matiangi
On his way to Arusha last week, an angry President Uhuru warned Cabinet Secretaries (mosty Ruto allies) who are not comfortable with his Executive order elevating Matiang’i to the senior position to quit his government.
The Matiangi-led National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee will report directly to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Conspicuously missing and one who has never had the opportunity to chair a cabinet meeting was Deputy President William Ruto. This is despite the much hype by his media team that he was to chair a cabinet meeting days after Matiangi was elevated to his current level, in a bid to denounce word that he (Matiangi) was becoming powerful than the deputy president.
Dp Ruto to chair cabinet meeting anytime from now
— Ngetich Dennis,HSC (@Kipkorir_Denno) January 24, 2019
The frustrated DP Ruto opted to hold a smaller parallel meeting where he reportedly received a progress report on the implementation of the NEDI Project during a meeting with Felipe Jaramillo, World Bank Country Director at his Karen office.