Deputy President William Ruto has said he has limited contact with President Uhuru Kenyatta in recent times for security reasons.
The usually energetic DP has been missing in action from the general public eye since the outbreak of coronavirus within the country.
He has been absent in Kenyatta’s press briefings during this era , as against the past when he was a permanent fixture behind the head of state during state addresses.
Further, DP Ruto has also reportedly missed variety of cabinet meetings held to debate the way to curb the pandemic, and wasn’t even included during a committee recently tasked by President Kenyatta to collect support from well wishers and channeled to fighting the spread of coronavirus.
“We consult regularly with the President and the Ministers involved in the management of this pandemic. that’s the position of the Jubilee government,” Ruto said during a press briefing at his official residence in Karen on Thursday.
This marked his first public appearance for weeks.
“To facilitate social distance, many meetings within the government are now done via video and teleconferencing. To remind you, ask yourself why the President and his Deputy cannot travel within the same equipment (by law) at any time. And during a situation like this, i feel the solution to your (journalist) question may assist you understand,” he added.
Coronavirus is especially spread from one person to a different through contact.
Kenya had by Wednesday reported 172 coronavirus cases, including six deaths. the planet has quite 1,000,000 confirmed cases.