Deputy President William Ruto is accompanied by 31 people for a ten-day tour to the US, the United Kingdom (UK) and Qatar.
According to a document seen by the Standard, Ruto and his team will be visiting the USA from Sunday 27, February to Saturday 5, March 2022 and then proceed to the United Kingdom from Saturday 5, to Tuesday 8, March.
The delegation will then head to Qatar from Tuesday 8, to Friday 11 March.
Accompanying the DP are:
Chebet Ruto Her excellency
Josepha Koli Nanok Governor
Salim Mvurya Governor
Ann Mumbi Waiguru Governor
Musalia Mudavadi Former Vice President
Susan Kihika MP
Roselinda Soipan Tuya MP
Owen Yaa Baya MP
Beatrice Kahai Adagala MP
Alice Wahome MP
Kimani Ichungwa MP
Kipchumba Murkomen MP
Augustine Cheruiyot Head of Food Security
Ali Dau Mohammed Special Advisor Climate Change
Reuben Kirwa Maiyo Private Secretary to DP
Abdul Khalfan Mwasserah PAS/COP
Abraham Koriri Legal Advisor
David Mugonyi Secretary Communication
Eric Kipkoech Speechwriter
Roseline Tingoi Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs
William Yampoi Head of Security
Hellen Chepkurgat Samoei Private Secretary to Her Excellency
Fridah Warue Protocol
Elijah Kiplomo Security
Rebeccah Nduku Photographer
Dominic Muendo Cameraman
Philip Muthui Mwinzi Hospitality
Nelson Kisali Adeyaa Accountant
Mary Patriciah Assistant Director Office Admin
According to a statement by the DP’s head of International relations Ababu Namwamba, the tour seeks to ‘further strengthen ties with the country’s traditional friends and partners.
In his tour, the DP is set to meet and speak to Kenyans living in the diaspora; the USA as well as in the UK.
“He is to meet among others, state department officials, the pentagon and US government national security council advisor Condoleezza Rice,” Ababu said in a statement.
“In London, he will meet senior UK government officials, National Counter-Terrorism Center then speak to the commonwealth secretariat, Kenyans in diaspora then pay a courtesy call to archbishop Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby.
Additional reporting by Winfrey Owino.