Makau Mutua a law professor in UK and Political analyst has downplayed Ruto’s 12 days trip to the US and the UK.
Taking to Twitter, Mutua said the trip is insignificant in that it will not burnish Ruto’s already tainted image or his dismal international standings.
Makau Mutua said officials who will meet Ruto are already aware of the multiple corruption scandals he has been implicated in.
“Officials there who meet him know his multiple corruption scandals and grave allegations against him at the International Criminal Court (ICC),” said Mutua.
The Deputy President left the country on the morning of Sunday, February 27, accompanied by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and their allies for the US, UK tour.
During the tour, the DP will hold high-level meetings with top government officials, elected leaders, global policy think tanks, and Kenyans in the diaspora.
According to a tweet by the Carnegie Africa Program, the DP will grace the Carnegie Africa Conversation on Politics and Policy which will be held at Georgia University on March 2.
The meeting will be presided by Karen Bass, the chair of the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights.