List: The people travelling with DP Ruto to the USA

Deputy President William Ruto during a political rally at Uvete, Makueni county [Courtesy]

Deputy President William Ruto during a political rally at Uvete, Makueni county [Courtesy]

Deputy President William Ruto is accompanied by 31 people for a ten-day tour to the US, the United Kingdom (UK) and Qatar.

According to a document seen by the Standard, Ruto and his team will be visiting the USA from Sunday 27, February to Saturday 5, March 2022 and then proceed to the United Kingdom from Saturday 5, to Tuesday 8, March.

The delegation will then head to Qatar from Tuesday 8, to Friday 11 March.

Accompanying the DP are:

Chebet Ruto                       Her excellency
Josepha Koli Nanok           Governor
Salim Mvurya                     Governor
Ann Mumbi Waiguru          Governor
Musalia Mudavadi              Former Vice President
Susan Kihika                        MP
Roselinda Soipan Tuya        MP
Owen Yaa Baya                    MP
Beatrice Kahai Adagala        MP
Alice Wahome                      MP
Kimani Ichungwa                  MP
Kipchumba Murkomen         MP
Augustine Cheruiyot             Head of Food Security
Ali Dau Mohammed              Special Advisor Climate Change
Reuben Kirwa Maiyo              Private Secretary to DP
Abdul Khalfan Mwasserah     PAS/COP
Abraham Koriri Legal             Advisor
David Mugonyi                      Secretary Communication
Eric Kipkoech                           Speechwriter
Roseline Tingoi                         Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs
William Yampoi                         Head of Security
Hellen Chepkurgat Samoei      Private Secretary to Her Excellency
Fridah Warue                           Protocol
Elijah Kiplomo                          Security
Rebeccah Nduku                     Photographer
Dominic Muendo                     Cameraman
Philip Muthui Mwinzi                Hospitality
Nelson Kisali Adeyaa               Accountant
Mary Patriciah                          Assistant Director Office Admin

According to a statement by the DP's head of International relations Ababu Namwamba, the tour seeks to ‘further strengthen ties with the country’s traditional friends and partners.

In his tour, the DP is set to meet and speak to Kenyans living in the diaspora; the USA as well as in the UK.

“He is to meet among others, state department officials, the pentagon and US government national security council advisor Condoleezza Rice," Ababu said in a statement.

“In London, he will meet senior UK government officials, National Counter-Terrorism Center then speak to the commonwealth secretariat, Kenyans in diaspora then pay a courtesy call to archbishop Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby.

Additional reporting by Winfrey Owino.