Deputy President William Ruto will visit the United States of America and the United Kingdom for ten days.
Ruto is on his way to the American and European giants less than six months before the election, in a move considered as bolstering his prospects of being accepted as the best candidate by the West. Ruto will be joined by ANC leaders Musalia Mudavadi, Alice Wahome, Rigathi Gachagua, and Ndindi Nyoro, among others.
On the other hand, the DP has never visited the United States since being elected alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013. He has avoided the West in particular, preferring to visit Eastern and Asian countries such as the UAE and China. One of the reasons for this was his ICC case, which shattered his diplomatic reputation during his first term as DP.
Ruto wanted to travel to the United States when his ICC case was resolved in 2019, but Statehouse withdrew his request and denied him the opportunity. Uhuru was slated to attend South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration on the same day, according to Statehouse at the time.
Before departing for the UK, Ruto will address policy analysts at Georgetown University, meet with key government officials, and talk to the Kenyan diaspora community. Ruto will try to sell his agenda to the diaspora population, which can both financially support him and vote for him in August.
“The trip has been cleared to go forward. Despite the fact that it is not official government business. He has the authority to travel “Macharia Kamau, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made a remark.