Kenya: President Kenyatta Hosts DP Ruto for Lunch in Mombasa a Day After Cabinet Changes

23 January 2019

Mombasa — President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Wednesday had lunch at Barka Cafe in Old Town Mombasa, a day after changes in the cabinet.

This is the third time, President Kenyatta is having a meal at this famous joint within Mombasa.

He was first introduced to the Cafe in 2015 by Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir.

On Wednesday, the President and his Deputy, accompanied by other senior government officials went to Barka for lunch unannounced.

"We just saw big cars arriving. The President and his Deputy then went down to the VIP section," said Mohammed Said.

According to Said, President Kenyatta served a variety of food before taking Tamarind juice.

"He really loves Tamarind. This is the third time he is coming here, this means he loves our place," he said.

Ruto jetted into Mombasa on Wednesday, just a day after President Kenyatta made changes in his Cabinet making Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi head of all government projects.

Reports are rife that the Head of State has trimmed his Deputy Ruto's power by elevating Matiangi.

Political pundits say this might have forced Ruto to travel to Mombasa.

Those present at Barka Cafe said Ruto and Uhuru sat side by side during lunch.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Capital FM

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.