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DP Ruto cancels crucial London meeting to travel back home

Adonijah Nziwa
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Deputy President William Ruto meeting investors during his London, UK tour [ Source: William Ruto/Twitter]

Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday cancelled a meeting in London, United Kingdom (UK) where he was set to interact with Kenyans living in the diaspora. 

The Kenya High Commission had scheduled the meeting for Friday at 1830 where the second-in-command was expected to hold a discussion with Kenyans in the foreign land before the cancellation. 

Ruto’s flight was rescheduled before the planned time to ensure that he and President Uhuru Kenyatta are not both out of the country are same time, reports Citizen.

 President Kenyatta is expected to depart to Ethiopia on Saturday morning. 

Kenyans who had signed to meet DP Ruto through event management and ticketing website known as Eventbrite were informed of the cancellation on Thursday to allow him to travel back into the country.

During the tour, DP Ruto met investors from the UK in a bid to woo them into the country. He urged investors to take advantage of investment opportunities in the nation. He said that investing in the country will empower Kenyan youth.

“We urge businesspeople, who possess skills, technology and capital to partner with us in furthering the Big Four, especially healthcare, manufacturing and housing. The move will create jobs for youths, generate wealth and expand the economy,” he said. 

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