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President Uhuru and DP Ruto to meet in Makueni County

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto are expected to share a platform in Makueni County.

Reports have revealed that the two leaders will attend the 7th Devolution Conference that has been scheduled to take place from August 24th to 26th, 2021 in Makueni County.

The Council of Governors confirmed that the Head of State and his Deputy will be attending the Conference despite their political differences.

The Devolution Conference will also be attended by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga who will also deliver his speech during the event.

President Uhuru is expected to officially open the event on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 while DP Ruto will be the Chief guest on August 26, 2021 to give a closing remarks on the final day of the Conference.

While addressing the media, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa emphasized that the devolution conference will only be attended by 1000 delegates after consultation with the Ministry of Health following the rising cases of Covid-19 in the Country.

However, leaders from Makueni County led by Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo expressed fears that the three-day Devolution Conference could increase the spread of Covid-19 infection in the region.

Makueni Member of Parliament Daniel Maanzo, also echoed his sentiments and called for the postponement of the conference to a later date until the infection rate reduces.

“As we record high cases of the virus, the national government can postpone the conference as vaccination cannot control the increase of infections,” Maanzo stated.

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