Deputy President William Ruto has today left the country for his 10-day visit to the United States of America and the United Kingdom respectively.
DP Ruto was accompanied by Turkana County Governor Josephat Nanok and his Kwale counterpart Salim Mvurya for the tour.
“Accompanying DP William Ruto on an official whistle tour of the West, with a post 09 August 2022 message of hope & a better future for Kenyans & our nation. Lord, continue guiding and protecting us,” Nanok said.
As for the DP’s campaign secretariat, the trip was occasioned by invites from senior government officials and top policy institutes of the US and the UK.
The second in command is scheduled to take part in a conversation on foreign policy, the future of governance, and economic development in Kenya, East Africa, and the African continent as a whole.
DP Ruto is expected to speak at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and at the University of Arizona’s Washington Entrepreneurship Hub on his tour of the US.
Ruto is also set to meet officials of the State Department and the Pentagon as well as the US Government National Security Council (NSC) Advisors in the tour
The DP has further lined up a series of meetings where he will engage with Kenyans in both the U.S and the U.K as he woos support for his presidential bid, ahead of the August 9 general elections.