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William Ruto to fly out of the country on his first foreign trip as head of state 

President William Ruto will on Sunday, September 18, jet out of the country to the United Kingdom on his first foreign trip as head of state. 

On Sunday, September 18, President William Ruto will fly to the United Kingdom for his first international tour as head of state.

Ruto is on Monday, September 19, anticipated to attend the late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral service at the West Minister Abbey in London.

Ruto is among the world leaders listed to attend the event, alongside US President Joe Biden, the German Chancellor, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

Later, the president will fly to the US, where he is expected to address the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

This year’s theme is “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges” which is informed by the recognition that the world is in a critical state in the face of epidemics, the Ukraine war, and humanitarian challenges. 

Ruto’s tour comes at a time when he is expected to name his Cabinet.

On normal occasions, the President is accompanied by a delegation comprising cabinet secretaries and other state officials. 

The President was scheduled to visit Angola to attend Joao Lourenco’s inauguration before receiving invitations to the UK and US.

However, he assigned Senate Speaker Amason Jeffah Kingi to represent him.

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