Kenyans were surprised, bearing in mind tensions that have been building up between the two.
The fact that they were both at the same venue after an explanation DP Ruto had given in light of the growing distance between the two since the Covid-19 hit the country, raised eyebrows.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Deputy President William Ruto during Madaraka Day celebration at State House on June 1, 2020
During a press conference In April, he had stated that being together would be a security risk.
“The president and the deputy president cannot travel in the same equipment. That is why we have the same situation that we have currently,” he said.
June 1 Madaraka Day celebrations, however, painted a different picture with cameras capturing them engaging heartily in a side chat.
The two were on at the front section of State House walking toward a balcony on the first floor where their wives were hanging out.
Rachel Ruto was dressed in a black dress which she paired with a white longsleeved coat while Margaret Kenyatta had donned an orange blouse accessorised by a headscarf.
The president and his deputy bowed to them and they reciprocated the greetings and went back inside.
Ruto and Kenyatta were left talking outside and the president in his nature seemed excited, letting out hearty laughter which got many wondering what they could be talking about.
The two are set to meet at the upcoming Jubilee Party NEC meeting and deliberate changes in the party which many argue were meant to undermine Ruto’s influence.