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Azimio governors among leaders accompanying President Ruto to US for his state visit (LIST)

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Azimio governors among leaders accompanying President Ruto to US for his state visit (LIST)

List of prominent leaders who accompanied President William Ruto to the US for his state visit

List of prominent leaders who accompanied President William Ruto to the US for his state visit.

President William Ruto on Monday evening, May 20, arrived in the United States of America for his three-day state visit.

Accompanied by First Lady Rachel Ruto, the Head of State was welcomed by the US Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman, among other US dignitaries.

In the president’s entourage to the US were Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Defence CS Aden Duale, Health CS Susan Nakhumicha, and Council of Governors Chair Anne Waiguru.

Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi was also part of the team that boarded the jet alongside National Security Advisor Monica Juma and Trade CS Rebecca Miano.

Other leaders who accompanied President Ruto were Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga, her Machakos counterpart Wavinya Ndeti, Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot, and National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah.

From the private sector, there were; Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa, Wandia Gichuru, the founder of Vivo Fashion Group, and Chebet Mutai of Wazawazi.

Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) Chief Executive Officer and Director-General Elijah Songok was also present.

The Head of State kicked off his state visit by visiting the Carter Presidential Library and Museum before meeting with Kenya’s diaspora community in Atlanta.

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In his speech at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum, President Ruto stated that it was a great honour for him to be at the iconic center, thanking the center’s leadership for hosting him.

He added that the enduring legacy of President Jimmy Carter illustrates the profound impact an individual can have on history and the advancement of democracy and justice.

“In today’s complex global landscape, it is crucial to reaffirm and resolutely uphold timeless principles of democracy and freedom. We look forward to enhancing our partnership with the United States and the Carter Center to build a stronger Kenya.

President Ruto remarked.

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