The tribulations facing Deputy President William Ruto appear to mount with each passing day, after it emerged that he was denied access to his official residence in Mombasa on Wednesday.
Multiple sources in the DP’s and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s circles intimated to the Sunday Nation that the relationship between the two has irretrievably broken down, despite their half-hearted attempts to project an image of solidarity in public.
Sources revealed that Mr Ruto arrived in Mombasa at mid morning on Wednesday and proceeded to attend to his scheduled business of the day.
In the evening, he was scheduled to spend the night at the newly-refurbished former Coast Provincial Commissioner’s official residence.
The house was converted to the DP’s official house in a bid to cut costs when the DP travels to the coast region.
In the evening, at around 4pm, he retreated to the residence, where he found staff packing his personal belongings, which had been lodged there earlier in the day in anticipation that he would spend the night there.