After a four-day trip to Germany and Belgium, President William Ruto was welcomed back to the country on Thursday, March 30 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome, Chief of Defense Forces Robert Kibochi, and senior military officers.
During his visit, he met with H.E. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in talks aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between Kenya and Germany. He also spoke at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, outlining the challenges of energy security in the face of a worsening climate crisis and the push for renewable energy investments in Kenya and Africa.
The president arrived in the country as the Azimio La Umoja coalition team took to the streets to protest the high cost of living and to demand that the IEBC servers be opened so that they can assess the transparency of the August election, while the president vowed to maintain law and order even as Kenyans exercised their right to picket.
While in Brussels, the President met with H.E. Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, and they discussed mutual areas of interest such as health, food security and drought response in Kenya, climate action, trade and investment.