Ruto Finally Meets Obama At Bilateral Talks

Deputy President William Ruto finally met US President Barack Obama at State House, Nairobi, where bilateral talks are taking place.

There had been speculation that the two would not meet over Ruto’s ongoing case at the International Criminal Court.

Ruto was not with Uhuru and other state officials who received Obama at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Friday night.

He hosted delegates attending the summit to dinner at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

The DP was also absent when Obama and Uhuru officially the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit at UN headquarters in Gigiri, Nairobi on Saturday.

The Kenyan delegation is made up of a team of cabinet secretaries including Amina Mohammed ( Foreign Affairs) and Phyllis Kandie (Tourism).

Others are Rachelle Omamo (Defence), Joseph Nkaissery (Interior), Anne Waiguru (Devolution) and Henry Rotich (Treasury).

The US President is leading a team of 20 congress officials.

Earlier this week, Uhuru told journalists at a press briefing at State House that Ruto was part of the government Obama was coming to meet.

“The last time I checked, the deputy president was still part of this government,” he said.