• Ruto arrived shortly past midnight flanked by his delegation that comprised leaders allied to Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
• "Arrived safely in Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings.We were received by, among others, Kenya’s Ambassador to the United States, Lazarus Amayo," Ruto said.
Deputy President William Ruto has arrived in Washington DC ahead of his United States tour.
Ruto arrived shortly past midnight accompanied by politicians allied to his Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
"Arrived safely in Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings.We were received by, among others, Kenya’s Ambassador to the United States, Lazarus Amayo," Ruto said.
In Washington DC, the DP is scheduled to meet, among others, officials of the State Department and the Pentagon as well as the US Government National Security Council (NSC) Advisor.
He will also 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.
The USA leg of the trip will conclude with a meeting with Kenyans in the diaspora.
The deputy president left the country on Sunday morning for his UK and US tour.
Ruto is set to take a 12-day break from active political campaigns to attend to various matters in the two countries.