Deputy President William Ruto was on Thursday stopped from speaking for more than 25 minutes after he tried to upstage the Head of State in his own backyard.

Keen on showing his defiance to the president, the DP arrived after CS Mutahi Kagwe had read Uhuru’s message to the mourners. Ruto, whose government vehicles have all been repossessed  used two private cars to Thogoto.

“He arrived late when Mutahi Kagwe had already delivered President’s message, DP had been stopped from speaking for 25 minutes. They had to call the office of the President to authorize DP Ruto to speak after President Uhuru’s message” a source who was in attendance revealed.

Under normal circumstances, being the Head of State’s principal assistant, Deputy President William Ruto should have been the one to deliver President Uhuru’s message.

However, this was not the case as President Kenyatta personally instructed CS Mutahi to represent him at the funeral.

The DP was accompanied by Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa and controversial Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi