Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto is planning a 12-day trip to the United States and the United Kingdom, taking a vacation from his political efforts.
Ababu Namwamba, his director of international affairs, announced the trip, saying he was honoring invitations from senior authorities and major policy institutes in Washington, DC, and London.
“The Deputy President will meet with officials from the State Department and the Pentagon, as well as the US Government’s National Security Council (NSC) Advisor, among others, in Washington, DC.”
On Sunday, February 27, the DP will leave the nation.
Ruto will discuss foreign policy, democracy, and government, as well as Kenya’s and Africa’s economic visions.
In addition, he will talk at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the University of Arizona’s Washington Entrepreneurship Hub.
The journey will end in the United States with a meeting with Kenyans living abroad.
“Ruto will meet with senior UK government officials in London, visit the National Counter-Terrorism Center, and give speeches at the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). He will also meet with the Kenyan diaspora in the United Kingdom and make a courtesy call on His Grace Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury “Ababu went on to say.
Musalia Mudavadi, the ANC’s leader, is slated to accompany the DP.
According to Ababu, Ruto’s visit aims to deepen ties with the country’s longstanding allies and partners.