KENYA KWANZA US VISIT

Busy day for Ruto as he is set to address three meetings in US

Ruto will be hosted by the International Conference of Bishops in Austin, Texas.

In Summary

• He will later visit Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication, where he will be interviewed by Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead.

• Ruto left the country on Sunday morning in the company of his head of the presidential campaign, Governor Josephat Nanok.

DP William Ruto with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts in Omaha on Monday, February 28,2022.
DP William Ruto with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts in Omaha on Monday, February 28,2022.
Image: HUSSEIN MOHAMED/DPPS/TWITTER

Deputy President William Ruto is expected to make three visits on his second-day tour of the US.

He will first be hosted by the International Conference of Bishops at Berkman Drive Austin, Texas before attending another Karson Institute for Race, Peace, and Social Justice meeting at Loyola University, Maryland.

He will later visit Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication, where he will be interviewed by Dr Kaye Wise Whitehead.

"Kaye" Wise Whitehead is an American educator, author, radio host, speaker, and documentary filmmaker who is known as the #blackmommyactivist.

She is Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland.

Upon arrival, Ruto,  Mama Rachel Ruto and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi were hosted by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts in Omaha.

The DP advanced the interests of Kenyan farmers urging Governor Ricketts to tap into the Kenyan market to meet Nebraska’s demands for quality coffee, and tea.

The Kenya Kwanza team later held an open discussion on Innovation, sustainability and food security at the University of Nebraska.

Ruto arrived shortly past midnight on Monday, flanked by his delegation that comprised leaders allied to Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

The DP confirmed his arrival and revealed that he was welcomed by Kenyan Ambassador to US Lazarus Amayo.

"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," the DP said.

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 the presidential campaign, Governor Josephat Nanok.

Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya and ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi are also on the tour.


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