•The DP is set for a 12-day tour of the US and UK after which he will get back to the country for his campaigns.
•Ruto left the country on Sunday morning in the company of his head of presidential campaign Governor Josephat Nanok.
DP William Ruto on Monday evening held a meeting with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
Ruto, who is in the US for a 10-day trip, was accompanied by ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi, Turkana governor Josephat Nanok and Senator Susan Kihika.
Others in the meeting included; Esther Wahome, economist David Ndii and Ruto's wife Rachel.
"The State of Nebraska is home to the USA's most innovative agricultural and livestock sectors. This presents significant opportunities for knowledge, partnership and technology transfer for Kenya," Ruto said.
"The state is also a potential market for Kenyan tea and coffee."
Ruto is in the company of prominent Kenya Kwanza leaders in his tour of the United Kingdom and the United States.
Ruto, who left the country on Sunday, has a fully packed itinerary for the 10 days he will be away from perennial political rallies that have characterised his presence in the country in recent months.
Apart from his wife Rachael Ruto, a delegation of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance is part of his entourage.
Though the DP is expected to spend 12 days abroad, Mudavadi's secretariat says he is out of the country for 10 days.
"Mudavadi jetted out of the country on a high-profile overseas trip that will see him spend 10 days in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Ruto is also on the trip," a statement by the secretariat reads in part.
It further stated that the ANC leader is responding to invitations by top State officials, key multi-sectoral policymakers and respectable democratic institutions both in Washington DC and London.