[PHOTOS] Final preparations ahead of Ruto's arrival in US

Ruto is expected to visit the Carter Presidential Library and Museum on his first stop.

In Summary
  • The state visit is the first for an African leader in 16 years.
  • Ruto is expected to visit the Carter Presidential Library and Museum on his first stop of the day.
Police patrol cars at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit in the United States on May 20, 2024.
Police patrol cars at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit in the United States on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU

Top-notch preparations are in high gear in the United States ahead of President William Ruto's expected arrival for his state visit.

The plane carrying the president is expected to land at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Ruto is expected to visit the Carter Presidential Library and Museum on his first stop of the day.

Police patrol cars were surveying the area ahead of the President's arrival.

Police officers carrying the United States and Kenyan flags ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Police officers carrying the United States and Kenyan flags ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU

The state visit is the first for an African leader in 16 years.

The President is expected to make a strong case for Kenya as Africa‚Äôs top and most strategic investment destination. 

Some of the police officers conducting the final preparations ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Some of the police officers conducting the final preparations ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU

Ruto will urge multinational companies in the US to take advantage of the irresistible trade and investment options Kenya offers, ranging from ICT, e-mobility, agriculture, infrastructure, housing, renewable energy and carbon markets.

Police patrol cars at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Police patrol cars at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU
Police patrol cars at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit in the United States on May 20, 2024.
Police patrol cars at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit in the United States on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU
A police patrol car at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit in the United States on May 20, 2024.
A police patrol car at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of President William Ruto's visit in the United States on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU
Police officers at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport preparing for President William Ruto's arrival in the United States on May 20, 2024.
Police officers at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport preparing for President William Ruto's arrival in the United States on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU
Some of the police officers conducting the final preparations ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Some of the police officers conducting the final preparations ahead of President William Ruto's visit at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport on May 20, 2024.
Image: NANCY AGUTU
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