Details have emerged on deputy president William Ruto’s visit to Dubai that has remained a closely-guarded secret even as speculations flood social media.
The second in command quietly jetted back into the country on Sunday afternoon, just as he left on Thursday.
While in Dubai, Ruto held several meetings in the visit whose agenda remains a closely-guarded secret with reports indicating that even the presidential security team attached to the DP could not explain his whereabouts.
Ruto is also reported to have met former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the company of wanted controversial Nigerian political activist who was identified by Sunday Nation as Timi Frank.
The flamboyant Mr. Frank is a wanted man in his country, Nigeria where he is facing several charges of character assassination.
In 2019, Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service announced that it was suing him over a series of fraud allegations he made against the agency.
Current Nigerian vice-president Yemi Osinbajo last year announced that he was suing Mr Frank for defaming him by making corruption allegations against him.
According to The Sunday Nation, the shady character was in Nairobi in August and was put up at Kempinski Hotel.
His mission during the August visit was not clear even though he disclosed to a Sunday Nation reporter who talked to him at the hotel that he had met with Dr Ruto. To prove his claims, the Nigerian dissident produced photos of himself with DP Ruto.
Mr Atiku Abubakar on the other hand is former Nigerian vice-president who has been described by his former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo, as “not trustworthy” and other not very kind terms.
The revered statesman (Obasanjo) whose clean record in leaving power without looting the Nation’s vast wealth would probably give a hint on his fallout with Atiku.
The subject of Ruto’s meeting with the controversial character still remains unclear with photos taken at the event flooding social media.
DP Ruto also visited Nusret Gökçe, nicknamed Salt Bae, a Turkish butcher, chef and restaurateur, who operates Nusr-Et, a chain of steak houses for dinner with his entourage.