DP Ruto is expected at the White House
Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto will visit the White House on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Ruto will meet with the US National Security Council, according to a statement issued by his campaign's Director of Communications, Hussein Mohamed.
"The Deputy President will later today visit the White House for a meeting at the National Security Council," read the statement.
The DP left the country on Sunday for a 12-day tour of the US, UK and Qatar.
The statement went on to say that the US has pledged to protect Kenya's democracy during the August 9 General Elections.
This followed a meeting in Washington DC between Ruto and Molly Phee, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa.
"Dr. Ruto together with his Kenya Kwanza Team counterpart Musalia Mudavadi further committed to a peaceful election on their part while assuring the U.S of a steady and robust partner in the bilateral relations between the two countries," said the statement.
"He further underscored Kenya’s position as an anchor state for peace and stability in the East and Horn of Africa region but cautioned against political and economic exclusion that threatens the country’s revered status in the region, two issues he termed as core in the August 2022 election."
Speaking in the United States on Wednesday, DP Ruto said that Kenyan democracy is under attack from unnamed state functionaries.
“We would have expected that we would be able to do this election without all the baggage of blackmail and intimidation that is going on at the moment, but unfortunately that is where we are,” Ruto said©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.