On Saturday, September 10, US President Joe Biden gave his approval for a delegation of five to go to President-elect William Ruto’s scheduled inauguration on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
The principal trade counselor, negotiator, and spokesperson for American trade policy, Honorable Katherine Tai, will serve as the delegation’s leader, according to a statement from the White House.
Honorable Meg Whitman, Honorable Colin Allred, Honorable Mary Catherine Phee, and Dr. Monde Muyangwa are additional team members.
While Allred represents Texas in the US Congress, Whitman represents the US as Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya.
While Muyangwa serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Phee is the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Tai has been a part of President Biden’s cabinet since her inauguration on March 18, 2021.
The announcement by the delegation comes just a few days after Biden congratulated the DP on winning the election after a calm voting process.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, also mentioned that Biden had thanked Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio, for accepting the results of the presidential petition and for honoring the Supreme Court’s ruling.
We congratulate William Ruto on his election as president of Kenya. We commend Raila Odinga for abiding by the Supreme Court’s ruling.
“We also congratulate the people of Kenya on the conclusion of a peaceful electoral process we commend Raila Odinga and other candidates for abiding by the Supreme Court filing transparent electoral processes and the peaceful education adjudication of disputes our testimony to the strength of democratic institutions,” Jean-Pierre stated.
Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, who has a close relationship with the incoming president, is among the nearly 20 heads of state who are thought to have confirmed their presence at the high-stakes event.
Tanzania, Djibouti, Rwanda, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are a few other nations.
Honorable Katherine Tai
United States Trade Representative.