US President Biden dispatches team to attend Ruto’s swearing-in event

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On Sun, 11 Sep, 2022 11:54 | < 1 min read
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US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has asked his presidential delegation to Kenya to attend President-Elect William Ruto's swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

In a statement, Biden says the delegation will be led by Katherine Tai, the United States Trade Representative to the country.

Other delegates include; United States Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya Meg Whitman, Colin Allred, United States Representative (D), Texas, Mary Catherine Phee, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State and Dr Monde Muyangwa, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development.

Meanwhile, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has issued guidelines for attending the event set to be held at the Kasarani International Stadium.

Speaking during a presser, Kibicho noted that 20 heads of state would grace the event set to be held at the Kasarani International Stadium.

"We will have limited invitations of 2,500 VIPs on the dais. We have confirmations from presidents and heads of states across Africa totalling 20 in number,

"We will have all the protocols associated with visiting heads of state ready by foreign affairs and KDF and all those people who are concerned with the arrival of dignitaries," he stated.

Further, Kibicho, a member of the Assumption of the Office of President Committee, noted that members of the public who wish to attend the event would be expected to have settled at the stadium by 7.00 am.

VIPs on the other hand are expected to have arrived at the venue by 9.00 am before the program begins at 10.30 am.