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How Ruto was received in the United States(Video)

How Ruto was received in the United States(Video)

President William Ruto landed at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday afternoon, marking the start of a bustling four-day stay in the United States.

Welcoming President Ruto at the airport were notable figures such as Foreign Affairs PS Korir Sing’Oei, US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman, and Atlanta’s Mayor, Andre Dickens.

This visit, the first by an African leader in 15 years, aims to fortify relations with the United States and foster opportunities for investment.

Hussein Mohamed, Statehouse spokesperson, disclosed on Sunday that Ruto’s journey would span from Monday, May 20, to Thursday, May 23, culminating in a meeting with President Joe Biden.

Monday’s agenda includes a visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta to underscore both nations’ dedication to governance and anti-corruption endeavors. Additionally, Ruto will pay respects to the civil rights movement at the Ebenezer Baptist Church and engage in discussions at the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters regarding the US-Kenya health partnership. The day will conclude with a gathering hosted by the Kenyan diaspora in Atlanta.


On Tuesday, Ruto’s activities in Atlanta will kick off with a visit to Spelman College, emphasizing the pivotal role of higher education, especially in fields like science and technology, in attracting investments. Subsequently, he will explore opportunities within the creative economy at Tyler Perry Studios and seek to bolster investments at the Coca-Cola company. The day will wrap up with the launch of Vivo’s inaugural store and a dinner hosted by Atlanta’s mayor, Andre Dickens.

Wednesday will see Ruto traveling to Washington, DC, where he will receive “full ceremonial state honors” and engage with a congressional delegation at Capital Hill.

Thursday’s schedule includes laying a wreath at Arlington Cemetery to honor fallen American soldiers and historic figures, followed by a bilateral meeting with President Biden to spotlight development prospects.

Mohamed highlighted the cordial invitation as indicative of the warm relations between the two nations, fostered through partnerships in key areas such as defense cooperation, democracy, governance, health, and regional issues.

Ruto’s visit to the US is hailed by Mohamed as the first state visit by a Kenyan head of state in two decades and the first by an African president since 2018.

How Ruto was received in the United States(Video)