Given that he has not yet named a Cabinet, Ruto chose to travel with his point men instead of government officials like other heads of state.
On Wednesday, September 21, at 9 p.m., the president will be delivering a speech to the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
Along with his wife Mama Rachel Ruto, former Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba, former Machakos governor Alfred Mutua, and economist David Ndii were also in attendance, as well as Senator Kipchumba Murkomen of Elgeyo Marakwet and Member of Parliament for Kiharu, Ndindi Nyoro.
According to a statement released by Ndii on September 20th, the economist would be meeting with investors and US government officials during the conference.
“I’m not here for UNGA. I’m here to engage financiers and investors. We are actually having this conversation with the US government today (September 20),” he stated.
They were joined by Kenya’s UN Ambassador Martin Kimani.
“Kenya is a committed member of the global community of nations. We share a strong interest in the preservation of peace, prosperity and dignity for all people and the protection of our planet and its resources,” Ruto stated.
The President has not yet named members of his cabinet, but he is expected to give key positions to those in his inner circle who traveled with him to the United States.