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President Ruto arrives in the US for a three-day state visit (Photos)

President Ruto was accompanied by his wife Mama Rachel Ruto when he landed in Atlanta, Georgia.

President William Ruto on Monday, May 20 arrived in the United States of America for a three-day state visit

President Ruto was accompanied by his wife Mama Rachel Ruto when he landed Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia around 6:00 PM Kenya time.

President Ruto and his wife Rachel arrive in the US.


The Head of State is expected to deliver a speech on governance at the Carter Presidential Library and also engage the Kenyan diaspora.

“He will deliver a speech on governance and democratic values, anti-corruption and working together democracies at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, Georgia,” State House said in a statement.

Ruto welcomed to US

This is the first state visit by a Kenyan head of state in twenty years, and also the first by an African head of state since 2008.

On the other hand, the First Lady is expected to prioritize partnerships for economic empowerment and creating opportunities for higher education and skill development for the youth.

President William Ruto arrives in the US.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has issued a statement welcoming President Ruto and his wife to the US.

“The United States today extends a warm welcome to President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto of the Republic of Kenya to Atlanta, Georgia. The visit to Atlanta is the first part of Kenya’s diplomatic engagement with the United States and will be followed by a state visit to Washington, DC on May 23. The U.S. Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa emphasizes the contributions American cities make to U.S. foreign policy and the mutual benefits of expanded civil exchanges with our African partners.

“President Ruto’s visit to Atlanta reflects the city’s growing global importance and underlines its central role in America’s progress toward a more inclusive democracy. I welcome President Ruto’s engagement with civil society leaders on issues of democratic governance while in Atlanta, as well as his focus on our people-to-people ties, public health partnerships, educational exchanges, investments in shared prosperity and his commitment to the African Diaspora in Atlanta,” the statement reads in part.