DP Ruto was seen at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) with his Secretariat’s Head of Campaigns, Governor of Turkana Josphat Nanok and Governor of Kwale Salim Mvurya.
Confirming that he would be traveling with the DP, Governor Nanok posted: “Accompanying DP William Ruto on an official tour of the West, with a message of hope and a brighter future for Kenyans and our nation after August 09, 2022. Lord, continue to guide and protect us. “
According to an earlier statement by the head of international relations at the WSR campaign secretariat, Ababu Namwamba, one of the objectives of the visit is to share his thoughts on foreign policy, democracy and governance, as well as lay out his vision. economy for Kenya. and Africa.
“Ruto honors invitations from senior officials and leading political institutes in Washington DC and London.
The vice president will also speak at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Washington Entrepreneurship Hub at the University of Arizona.
Dr Ruto’s US trip will end with a meeting with Kenyans in the diaspora before heading to the UK.
“In London, Dr Ruto will meet senior UK government officials, visit the National Counter Terrorism Center and speak at the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
“He will also engage the Kenyan diaspora in the UK and pay a courtesy visit to the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby,Namwamba announced.
Appointment of Ababu Namwamba
According to a statement from the WSR presidential campaign secretariat, Ababu was nominated because of his expertise and vast experience as a diplomat and civil servant.
“We have has worked closely with Ababu for the past 10 years on many fronts and I have come to appreciate his leadership, experience, focus and empathy. It is because of these qualities that I could not be more grateful to have him on our campaign team.
“With his considerable diplomatic talents, in-depth knowledge of the continent, strong network on the world stage and unwavering determination, I am confident in his role, leading international relations as part of my presidential campaign, “said DP Ruto.
The statement went on to point out: “Namwamba has a very impressive profile as a public interest lawyer and has previously been very active on the international lobbying circuit, strongly advocating for international human rights and fair trade practices.”