• June 18, 2024
  • Last Update June 18, 2024 2:12 PM
  • Nairobi

Ruto takes action to address concerns over financing of Uhuru’s office

Ruto takes action to address concerns over financing of Uhuru’s office

By Patricia Mollyne Mataga

President William Ruto has moved to address various issues that were raised by his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta.

A statement from State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohammed noted that Ruto had a conversation with Uhuru over the matter.It was however not clear whether the conversation was in person or through phone.

However, the Statement House spokesperson said the two leaders agreed on way forward over the issues raised.

He announced setting up of a team to address the matter.

The team will be led by the Head of Public Service Felix Koskei.

“This morning, President @williamsruto had a conversation with his predecessor in office, the 4th President, President Uhuru Kenyatta, regarding concerns about facilitating the functioning of the retired President’s office,” read part of the statement posted by Hussein Mohammed on his official X handle.

“President Ruto has consequently constituted a team, led by the Head of Public Service, to immediately address all the issues raised, including the location of the retired President’s office and the attendant staff establishment,” he added.

A similar message was also shared by Director of Public Communications Gerald Bitok.

The latest engagement comes barely a day after Uhuru’s Spokesperson Kanze Dena accused the government of failing to meet constitutional obligations as far as the former President’s benefits are concerned.

Kanze claimed the government has among others failed to provide Uhuru with befitting cars, office space and sufficient financial support as law stipulates.

She also claimed a fuel card issued to the former head of state had been blocked forcing him to use his own resources.

However, government spokesperson dismissed the claims, insisting they have supported Uhuru since he exited office.

He also accused the former President of seeking to have the government pay rent in a property he already owns.

The government wants Uhuru to use an office at Nyari which was previously used by the late Mwai Kibaki.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *