Detais have emerged of Uhuru and Ruto secret 3-hour meeting at Weston Hotel. The meeting comes hot in the heels of a 5-hour meeting in State House on Monday. On Tuesday, the President and his deputy were yet again holed up in a 3-hour meeting in Weston Hotel on Tuesday. Uhuru headed straight to Weston Hotel after officiating the launch of Sh. 3 billion Simba Cement Nakuru Plant in Salgaa.
Like in the previous State House meeting, personal aides of the two top politicians were not allowed. The meeting is believed to be an extension of agenda the duo discussed earlier in State House. With Parliament set to re-open, President Uhuru is keen on ensuring his government agenda is pushed through in parliament. Top on the list is the vetting of Cabinet Secretary nominees that he appointed in recent reshuffle.
Deputy President William Ruto controls the leadership of both houses and boasts support of over half the MPs. The recent informal Jubilee parliamentary meeting was attended by over 200 Jubilee and allied MPs who are Pro-Ruto. The ODM MPs irked by the recent turn of events particular the Naivasha, State House, and the secret Weston Hotel meeting, issued a hard hitting statement on Tuesday evening accusing Jubilee of MPS of using the Niavasha meeting to plot Uhuru’s impeachment.
Although details remains scanty on the secret Weston Hotel meeting, political analysts believe it might have been the President’s ploy to win over his deputy’s support. William Ruto and his allies have been fierce opponents of BBI and any attempts to mutilate the 10-year old constitution. With Ruto opposed to any changes that he says will burden the common mwananchi, Uhuru might have realized that pushing any proposed changes will be a tall order considering majority of Kenyans are anti-BBI. Ruto has since backed down lately in a move considered strategic to neutralize the BBi from within.