Deputy President William Ruto was on Monday, August 2, 2021 blocked from flying to Uganda via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The DP’s spokesperson David Mugonyi has claimed that Ruto was blocked by the security team at JKIA and demanded for his clearance from the Ministry of Public Service headed by Joseph Kinyua.
Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro who accompanied the DP was however, cleared to board the commercial flight to Entebbe International Airport.
Digital Strategist Denis Itumbi who is a close ally of the Ruto claimed that the requirement was suspicious arguing that the Deputy President had never been required to seek clearance since he took over the office as Vice President in 2013.
Itumbi also claimed that the trip was private and had nothing to do with his official duties.
Minutes after the incidence, the Second in Command took to his social media page and posted a twitter expressing his sentiments on the matter.
“It’s alright..let’s leave it to God,” Ruto tweeted.
Sources indicate that the DP spent a few hours at the airport in a bid to have his documents verified for the trip before finally giving up.
This comes after Ruto had recently traveled to Uganda where he was invited to Uganda on July 7, 2021 and met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
During his visit, the DP joined Museveni in laying the foundation stone for the Biological Drugs and MRNA vaccine manufacturing facility at Matuga-Wakiso District.
In his address, the DP said that he was keen on building partnerships with other African countries in a bid to drive the continent towards the restructuring of its market to focus on upstream production.
Ruto was keen to campaign for Museveni in the 2015 elections in the districts of Kapchorua and Bukwo located in the East of Uganda.
This action elicited mixed feelings among Ugandans, with some indicating that the DP was meddling in the affairs of Uganda.