President Uhuru Takes Cabinet on 3-Day Retreat

President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the Cabinet for a three-day retreat at Tsavo Voyager Ziwani beginning tomorrow.

Among the issues that are expected to dominate the discussions include the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proposals and the presidents big four agenda.

According to reports there was a heavy paperwork had been done ahead of the retreat. The Cabinet Secretaries will depart from Nairobi today on Thursday, October 15 with the first meeting scheduled to take place on Friday, October 16, at 8am.

The Meetings will run from Friday 8am till late on Saturday October 17. The cabinet members are expected to return back to Nairobi on Sunday.

Earlier on, there were reports that Deputy President William Ruto would skip the retreat for a fundraiser event in Muranga county.


Ruto attending the last cabinet metting. Photo/Courtesy

However, Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro confirmed that the deputy president will be attending the Cabinet retreat adding the event planned in Murang’a has been postponed over the same.

“We have POSTPONED our tomorrow’s Empowerment Harambees in Mathioya & Kangema to 30th October 2020. This was occasioned by the Full Cabinet Meeting/Retreat slated for today evening & tomorrow at Tsavo, Taita Taveta,” MP Nyoro tweeted.

The People Daily also reported that the president will use the retreat to cool down the rising tension within his cabinet.

During the last cabinet meeting, It was reported that cabinet secretaries allied to President Uhuru lectured Ruto and his allies for criticizing the government.

The cabinet is also said to be split into two factions with one group solidly supporting the president while the other backing the deputy president.

The head of state has also summoned the National Assembly and Senate leadership to a meeting slated for Saturday, October 17.

Even though the agenda of the meeting still remains unclear, reports indicate that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is one of the main topics set to be discussed in the Saturday meeting.

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