Comedian Eddie Butita to accompany President Ruto to US

Comedian Eddie Butita will accompany President Willaim Ruto to the US during his state visit, expressing gratitude for his inclusion in the creative industry’s delegation.

“Leaving for USA today. Thank you His Excellency President William Samoei Ruto for chosing me to accompany you to the United States of America State Visit hosted by the USA President His Excellency President Joe Biden.

“The fact that I’m part of the Head of states delegation is a clear sign and we are happy that the creative industry is part of the conversations we are going to have during this trip.” Butita wrote.

Ruto’s state visit scheduled for May 23, will be the first by an African head of state to the U.S. since 2018, highlighting Kenya’s esteemed position in international affairs.

On Monday, President Ruto will commence his visit to Atlanta, Georgia with a visit to the Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

He will then visit Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay homage to the Civil Rights struggle and emphasize how religion can be a force for good.

His third engagement will focus on the US Kenya Health Partnership of the Center for Disease Control CDC headquarters. Several partnerships between the CDC and Kenya will be announced.

Ruto and the First Lady will then be hosted by Kenya’s diaspora in Atlanta.

“We focus on the diaspora as a force multiplier in national transformation, as envisioned in the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda,” State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed said.

On Tuesday, President Ruto will be at Spelman College where he will discuss the critical role of higher education, particularly science and technology in enhancing Kenya’s human capital development.

He will then visit Tyler Perry Studios, where he will explore opportunities within the creative economy.

The President will then visit Coca-Cola headquarters, where a new investment partnership will be announced.

He will also launch Kenyan retail fashion brand, Vivo’s inaugural store in the US.

Ruto will also be hosted by the Mayor of Atlanta and the Atlanta CEOs Council.

On Wednesday, The President and the First lady will arrive at Washington D.C’s St. Andrews Air Force Base, where they will be officially received with full ceremonial state honors.

He will then have extensive engagements at Capitol Hill, where he will meet a bipartisan congressional delegation, the black Congressional Caucus and the bipartisan caucus of the Senate.

On Thursday, which is the main day of the President’s state visit to the United States. Ruto and First Lady Rachel will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery to honour the sacrifices of American soldiers as well as historic figures.

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