President Uhuru Kenyatta is not missing in action, he has been busy working, State House has said.
Responding to Kenyans who took to social media to ask the whereabouts of the President after the China trip, State House spokesperson Kanze Dena yesterday said the fact that Uhuru had not been seen in public making speeches did not mean he was missing in action.
“President Uhuru is in his office serving Kenyans. You don’t have to see him in public every day to know that he is around,” Ms Dena said.
The State House spokesperson said she was surprised by Kenyans’ claims.
“I am shocked that people say they haven’t seen the President since he left China, yet on 3rd of this month he had a meeting with executives from Global Fund and there was a statement about it,” she said.
On the recent visit to China, Dena clarified that the President did not go to solicit Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) loans to finance the project from Naivasha to Kisumu as had been reported.
“The President’s trip to China was not about SGR loans. We don’t know where the media got that from,” she said.
Meanwhile, Uhuru yesterday signed into law the Health Laws (Amendment) Bill of 2018 and the Assumption of the Office of County Governor Bill.
The new Health law amends the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (Cap 244), the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act (Cap 244), the Nurses Act (Cap 257), and the Kenya Medical Training College Act (Cap 261).
Other legislation amended through the Health Laws (Amendment) Act are the Nutritionists and Dieticians Act, the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority Act, the Counsellors and Psychologists Act, the Physiotherapists Act, the Health Records and Information Managers Act and the Clinical Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Act.
The brief signing ceremony at State House, Nairobi was attended by Speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka, Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale and his Senate counterpart Kipchumba Murkomen.