Deputy President William Ruto did not attend a Statehouse function where President Uhuru Kenyatta received his Tanzanian counterpart, Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday.
During the meeting at Statehouse, DP Ruto had guests at his Karen office where he hosted AIC Ilmasin church members and handed over a vehicle to the pastor Rev. Daniel Lotuno.
"Handed over a vehicle to Rev. Daniel Lotuno of AIC Ilmasin, Kiserian, Kajiado County. Blessed to have joined the church in acquiring a tool for evangelisation," the DP wrote on Twitter.
"Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. ~ Galatians 6:10," he quoted the bible verse.
But reports on a section of the media claimed that Dr. Ruto was not invited to Statehouse for the Tuesday morning event and he was also not asked to attend an evening dinner party organized in honor of President Suluhu.
President Suluhu is in Kenya for a two-day State visit at the invitation of President Kenyatta. She is expected to have talks with her Kenyan counterpart on areas of interest between the two nations.
Wednesday will be the climax of her visit. She’ll address a joint sitting of Parliament and Senate.
Pundits have opined that President Suluhu’s visit offers an opportunity to streamline the relationship between Kenya and Tanzania which has been bitter-sweet in the past few years.
This is President Suluhu’s second international trip after she took over office from late President John Pombe Magufuli.