Confusion has emerged after government spokesman Cyrus Oguna dismissed a letter that was widely circulated communicating that President Uhuru Kenyatta will be on one month leave.
In a statement on the official Twitter handle, Spokesperson GOK, Oguna labelled the letter as fake.
According to Oguna, President Uhuru Kenyatta will not proceed on a one-month leave beginning December 15 as alleged by the letter which purports to be from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The letter surfaced on Monday, December 7 and stated that the head of state will take a break from all official duties and will not be available on phone for one month beginning December 15 to January 15, 2021.
The letter further directed that all work that requires the president’s attention should be channelled to the ministry’s principal secretary.
The reports saw the Tanga Tanga faction of Jubilee protest why the DP Ruto was not considered to run the country in Uhuru’s absense.
Nominated senator Millicent Omanga who is also a close ally of the Deputy President William Ruto has been at the forefront in criticizing any move by the president in an attempt to deliver his legacy.
The nominated Senator stated that she fails to understand why the president could not delegate his official duties to his Deputy Ruto while proceeding for his leave.
“Why can’t he delegate to his deputy for the one month he will be attending to other important matters?” Omanga posed.