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What DP Ruto Did in The Three Days He Was President.

Between October 6 to October 9, 2014, Deputy President William Ruto acted as Kenya's acting president while President Uhuru Kenyatta attended his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

His responsibilities included chairing the National Security Council, Cabinet, and committees, as well as supervising and coordinating government ministries and departments.

According to the diary kept by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Ruto got routine intelligence briefings from National Intelligence Service Director General Phillip Kameru, according to an article published in the Daily Nation on October 7, 2014.

Grete Fareno, the executive director of the United Nations Office for Project Services, and Joseph ole Lenku, the Interior Cabinet Secretary at the time, were among the people he met.

On the same day, Ruto dispatched Michael Kamau, the then-Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, to the East African Community Summit in Kampala, Uganda. Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni both attended the summit.

Ruto met with officials from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, led by Evergiline Njoka, throughout the day. Officials informed him on plans to commemorate UNESCO's 50th anniversary in Kenya.

Ruto began his day on October 8, 2014, at Crowne Plaza, where he was the keynote speaker at a conference hosted by the Ministry of Industrialisation.

Ruto presided over a meeting with the Council of Governors, which was led at the time by Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, and the Kenya National Union of Nurses in an attempt to terminate a nurses' strike.

Following President Kenyatta's return on November 5, 2014, an agreement between Ruto and the nurses was reconsidered, and a deal was achieved to end the five-month strike.

"To defend the sovereignty of the Republic of Kenya, I will sign a legal notice designating Hon William Ruto as acting president while I attend the status conference," Uhuru said when he officially turned over control to Ruto at Parliament on October 6.

Following the president's speech, DP Ruto's security was immediately beefed up. An aide-de-camp was assigned to him, and an escort commander was tasked with leading his detail.

Ruto was in the presidential limousine and was given presidential escort when he left Parliament.

In contrast, Uhuru went in a private sedan, without his presidential standard or the national flag.

DP Ruto's duty station was relocated from Harambee Annex to Harambee House, where he was briefed on his new responsibilities.

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