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President William Ruto the Meeting with Neil Wigan and other Cabinet Secretaries.Photo Courtesy

In Summary

  • President William Ruto met the British High Commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan  today at State House.
  • The main reason for their meeting is to discuss the activities of King  Charles III and Queen Camilla upon the arrival in Kenya.

President William Ruto today met the British High Commissioner  to Kenya Neil Wigan ahead the visit of King Charles III.

Through his twitter account ,he expressed his excitement that it is an honor for King Charles III and Queen Camilla to have chosen Kenya for their visit to a common wealth nation.

”This choice is testament to the depth of our relations and the mutual beneficial nature of our partnership.The visit is a significant opportunity to enhanced our collaboration in various areas of shared interest.”He wrote.

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King Charles III and Queen Camilla During Coronation.Photo Courtesy

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will visit Kenya from  October 31 to November 3,2023.

This will be Charles’s first official visit to Kenya since he was crowned King in May 2023, and a historical one as this is the country in which his mother was announced Queen Elizabeth II, having acceded to the throne in Kenya in February 1952.

Queen Elizabeth II was 25 years old at the time

During their visit, the King Charles III and Queen Camilla will meet President William Ruto and First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto, as well as other members of government, UN staff,faith leaders, young people, future leaders, and Kenyan Marines training with UK Royal Marines.

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Recent activities

Aside from that Ruto also met with Japan’s ambassador to Kenya Ken Okaniwa who came to deliver a message from Prime Minister Fumio Kishida  of invitation from Japan President to visit Japan early next year.

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President William Ruto with Japan Ambassador Ken Okaniwa at State House

Through his twitter account he acknowledged that Kenya and Japan are celebrating 60 years of diplomacy ,friendship and partnership,we share a long history of trade ,cordial relations and strong cooperation.

”We are grateful for Japan’s funding of infrastructure projects in health ,agriculture and education among them a high -tech laboratory /facility upgrade at KEMRI,the Southern by-pass in Mombasa and an intelligent transport system in Mombasa County.”He wrote.

This will also create strengthen good ties between Kenya and Japan.



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