Deputy President William Ruto has today met with a section of Kenyans from the Diaspora. This was after he failed to take on his trip to Uganda for the second time.
“DP William Ruto meeting a section of Kenyans from the diaspora. He acknowledged their contribution to the Kenyan economy. Ka-Wanjiku was present. Very good stories and experiences shared,” read a tweet by Ruto’s close ally Dennis Itumbi.
DP @WilliamsRuto meeting a section of Kenyans from the diaspora. He acknowledged their contribution to the Kenyan economy
Ka-Wanjiku was present.
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) August 3, 2021
Yesterday, Ruto was blocked from flying to Uganda while in the company of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Benjamin Tayari, Oscar Sudi among other businessmen.
The second-in-command spent close to five hours at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) before he retired to his Karen home after fruitless efforts.
It later emerged that the existence of a terror suspect, Harun Aydin on the DP’s entourage raised red flags.
Of interest was Mr Harun Aydin, who was the only non-Kenyan accompanying Ruto to Uganda for the private visit whose mission is yet to be disclosed.
Investigations by Kahawa Tungu found Mr Aydin to be a terror suspect previously arrested in Frankfurt, Germany, in October 2001 with luggage containing camouflage clothing, a chemical weapons protection suit, a ski mask and materials to produce an explosive detonator.
Also found in his luggage were CD-ROM with a training video for Islamic holy warriors, a suicide note to his wife and a last testament.
Reports had further alluded that Ruto had planned to travel to Uganda on a private chopper after defying protocols.
Wilson, Ruto leaving for Uganda Via Helicopter 🚁 pic.twitter.com/9oKWKXtObx
— Road Alerts 🇰🇪 (@RoadAlertsKE) August 3, 2021
However, the mission seemed to have ideally aborted following the DP’s meeting with Kenyans in Diaspora as well as a scheduled radio interview at Inooro fm tomorrow morning.