The country’s security bosses, including the KDF Chief of Staff and the Inspector General of Police, were absent at the JKIA this afternoon as President William Ruto left the country for his first working trip to the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (USA).
This is the first time in Kenya’s history a newly elected President is not seen off by any security officer while leaving the country.
This publication could not establish why the country’s security chiefs failed to accompany President Ruto to the airport as has been the tradition with other presidents.
The Head of State will make his first stop at the United Kingdom where he will attend the state funeral of departed monarch Queen Elizabeth II which will be held at Westminster Abbey. He is among 500 foreign dignitaries to attend the ceremony scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2022.
Upon his arrival in the UK, Ruto will be hosted for dinner by King Charles III.
The Commander-in-Chief will later head to the US for the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) set for Wednesday, September 21, 2022, after his tour in the UK.