The newly-elected Kenyan President William Ruto will today fly out of the country for the United Kingdom, and later on, the United States.
President Ruto will be on his maiden official trip outside the country after the highly-charged political campaigns that ended up with Ruto beating his close political opponent Raila Odinga.
The trip to the United Kingdom comes as a result of the passing on of the long-serving queen of England, Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. The queen of England’s body is scheduled to be buried tomorrow Monday. The queen died aged 96 years – possibly the longest serving leader in present-day history.
On his United Kingdom trip, Ruto is expected to meet the newly-crowned king of England, King Charles the 3rd, where the two leaders will have dinner together. Bilateral trade ties involving the two countries, and trade agreements, are also expected to feature prominently in the discussions.
From the United Kingdom, the Kenyan head of state will fly straight to the United States of America for another official meeting with different leaders, including a meeting with America’s President, Joe Biden. The meeting between the two leaders is expected to focus so much on commerce and business since there will be officials from the American Chamber of Commerce.
The President will also be attending the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, alongside his host. This trip has come in the wake of hue and cry back in the country after an exponential increase in fuel prices – and other basic commodities, like maize flour. Citizens are expecting relief after the head of states jets back into the country, by subsidizing some basic commodities.