Kenya: DP Ruto Retreats From Public View and Tweeps Are Worried

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William Ruto.

Kenyans online are worried lot about the whereabouts of Deputy President William Ruto.

He has had no public event for the last five days and his schedule remains a tight secret.

Mr Ruto's last public activity was on Thursday at his Sugoi home when he hosted political leaders from western Kenya.

The low profile is rare occurrence for a man known for traversing the country to sell Jubilee government's achievements as well as his 2022 presidential candidature.

It coincides with a bare-knuckle campaign by former Jubilee party vice chairman David Murathe to bar him from the presidential contest.

On Monday, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga were in Mombasa for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mama Ngina regeneration project.

DP Ruto's absence at the event was conspicuous. Kenyans online wondered why he missed such a ceremony.

President

Uhuru Kenyatta

AU minister for infrastructure

Raila odinga

Mombasa Governor

Ali Joho

During mama ngina drive beautification drive

Missing in action William Ruto!!!!

Okay... ..

- Davie mungash (@Rokngash) January 7, 2019

Ruto missing out on today's event in Msa & Baba's birthday speaks a lot on what is happening in Jubilee party.#Kitaeleweka#HappyBirthdayRailaOdinga

- John Abdub (@johnabdub) January 7, 2019

Ruto us missing out on birthday parties it seems https://t.co/xli3a1YdqI

- #BeHumble (@ranchoYuleMdark) January 7, 2019

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