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Huge Blow to DP Ruto as Representative Sent Away By Governors

President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the Devolution Conference via video link, with his handshake brother, Raila Odinga, giving a keynote speech on the very day.

The theme of this year's edition was majorly on climate, the county bosses calling on the national government to set aside funds to combat climate change.

However, since the beginning of the conference, DP Ruto has been a now-show, instead traversing various parts of the country to popularise his presidential bid.

Ruto's office communicated on Thursday evening regarding his failure to attend the event on its final day, leaving the governors in limbo over their next course of caution.

However, the deputy president snubbed the event, instead sending his Chief of Staff, Ken Osinde, to represent him.

Picture Courtesy : DP Ruto's chief of staff ken Osinde.

Osinde was stopped from presenting Ruto's speech, the governors saying, "the event is an international one and not everyone can preside over the closing ceremony".

Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said "We expected the DP to attend and preside over the closing ceremony. As governors, we consider this to be an international event and not every person can execute such an important function,".

The Council of Governors (CoG) rested on Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, who was invited on short notice to step in the place of the deputy president.

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