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CS Wamalwa tried to shake Munya’s hand and got this instead – VIDEO

There was a brief awkward moment in Meru county when area Governor Peter Munya was caught on tape seemingly ignoring greetings from Water Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.

This happened on the day Deputy President William Ruto failed to travel to close the devolution conference that concluded Friday in Meru.

In his place was Cord leader Raila Odinga who gave a hard-hitting address castigating the Jubilee administration.

On Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta was also a no-show during the opening of the conference.

On Friday, Mr Munya seemed more interested in Mr Odinga, completely leaving Mr Wamalwa’s stretched hand suspended in the air for a few seconds.

The CS then acted as if he was just placing his palm on his elbow.

Watch the awkward moment here.

Curiously, President Kenyatta hosted Meru Members of the County Assembly at State House, Nairobi where he announced that the government has set aside Sh1 billion to cushion miraa farmers from effects of a ban slapped on the export of khat by European countries.

It is imperative to note that Mr Wamalwa, being a member of Cabinet, is close to both Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto, who are seen to be siding with Meru senator Kiraitu Murungi who is seeking to oust Mr Munya in the next general election.

When the CS visited Meru to commission water projects recently, the Governor gave him a chopper ride, leaving Mr Murungi stranded.