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How Ruto was received by U.S. Secret Service to start his state visit [Video]

President William Ruto has touched down at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to kick off his highly anticipated four-day U.S. State visit.

President William Ruto lands at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport to start his U.S. State Visit on May 20, 2024

This trip marks a significant step in strengthening the ties between Kenya and the United States, focusing on key issues such as governance, anti-corruption, and the well-being of the Kenyan diaspora in the U.S.

Upon his arrival, President Ruto was warmly welcomed by the U.S. Ambassador Meg Whitman, Kenyan community in Atlanta, along with First Lady Rachel Ruto.

President Ruto's was also welcomed by motorcade by the U.S. Secret Service agents.

The U.S. Secret Service is mandated to protect visiting heads of foreign states or governments and their spouses traveling with them along with other distinguished foreign visitors to the United States.

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The motorcade included several armored SUVs, police escorts, and snaked its way from the airport to the heart of Atlanta.

The president's itinerary for the day is packed with important engagements.

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After checking in at his hotel for a briefing meeting, he will visit the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

President Ruto will speak about the shared commitment between Kenya and the U.S. to good governance and anti-corruption.

Another of the key highlights of President Ruto's visit is his meeting with the Kenyan diaspora in Atlanta.

This gathering, hosted by the local Kenyan community, offers a platform for the President to address Kenyans living abroad.

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President Ruto's visit also includes a stop at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Here, he will pay homage to the civil rights struggle, honouring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Throughout his visit, President Ruto is expected to engage with President Joe Biden, various U.S. officials and stakeholders, exploring opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

His discussions will likely cover a wide range of topics, from economic cooperation to educational exchanges, all aimed at enhancing the bilateral relations between Kenya and the United States.

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