President Ruto Brings Heavyweights to Town

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There was always a struggle in the early months of President Ruto’s presidency to show that he had no global reach, and that his government was a local thing.

This week has removed all doubts.

President Ruto’s Africa Climate Summit has brought the big guns to town.

When you have respected guests in your home you have to also bring your respected eldermen/kinsmen/clansmen to the feast. It is the African thing to do.

This informs the propitious arrival of the Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, Supreme Leader of the Republic of Kenya, at KICC on Tuesday morning, and who had to be received by none other than the Deputy President.

Kenya has won in many ways.

First, it has projected a united domestic front to confront an existential crisis – the world’s changing climate.

Second, it has showcased our democracy – imperfect as it is – to the world. Few countries manage to pull through transitional elections.

Third, it has cemented Kenya’s place as this region’s anchor nation, a safe and secure oasis in a sea of turmoil.

I would have continued but in the spirit of #MamboNiMatatu, let me end it there.

Kudos Dr. William Samoei Ruto, EGH.

Dikembe Disembe is a Political Researcher and Writer

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