Government Spokesperson Cyrus Oguna has dismissed reports that President Uhuru Kenyatta will be taking a one-month holiday.
Taking to his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, December 8, Oguna stated that the circular which claimed that the president will be unavailable for one month starting December 15 to January 6 after Jamhuri Day celebrations was fake.
On Monday, December 7, a notice, purported to have been issued by the Ministry of Foreign affairs to all Heads of Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations, suggested that the Head of State will neither be available for public engagements nor phone calls the one-month period.
“The Ministry has the honour, therefore, to inform that after the Jamhuri Day Celebrations, from Tuesday, 15th December 2020 to Friday, 15th January 2021, H.E the President will not be available for any official/public engagements including phone call unless they are emergencies,” reads the circular.
The document that was widely circulated indicated that any request to the head of state should be channeled through the Principal Secretary or his designated representative.
It further noted that the president would resume work on January 16, 2021.
“The ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Kenya avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all Heads of Diplomatic Missions, the United Nations Agencies and the International Organisations in Nairobi, the assurance of its highest consideration.” read part of the circular.
— Spokesperson GoK (@SpokespersonGoK) December 8, 2020