US Gov’t Assures Support For Democracy, Poll Intergrity During DP Ruto’s Tour

US Gov’t Assures Support For Democracy, Poll Intergrity During DP Ruto’s Tour

BY DPPS/3RD,MARCH,2022-The US government has assured Kenya of its support in preserving democracy and advocating for a free and fair election in August 2022, according to a statement released by Deputy President William Ruto’s campaign team,.

Molly Phee, the United States’ Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, made the assurance on Thursday while hosting Deputy President William Ruto at the United States State Department in Washington, DC.

According to the statement, DP Ruto urged the United States and Kenya’s other traditional allies to continue their long-standing support for Kenya’s democratization and the holding of free, fair, and credible elections.

DP Ruto, who is running for president of Kenya in 2022, emphasized Kenya’s role as an anchor state for peace and stability in the East and Horn of Africa region.

At the same time, he warned against political and economic exclusion that would jeopardize the country’s revered status in the region, two issues he identified as critical in the August 2022 election.

From Left: Ababu Namwamba , Governor Anne Waiguru, US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Molly Phee , DP Ruto, Musalia Mudavadi and Aden Duale during a meeting at the State Department, Washington DC.

The second-in-command, who was flanked by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi among others, further committed to a peaceful election while assuring the US of a consistent and robust partner in bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Kenyan delegation thanked the US government for its ongoing support for the health sector, particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and cholera. The delegation also praised the United States’ planned investment in vaccine production in Nairobi.

Meanwhile, the US government praised Kenya’s stance on Ukraine at the United Nations.

Kenyan leaders present at the bilateral talks were: Governor Anne Waiguru, MP Adan Duale and Ababu Namwamba.

DP Ruto is expected to visit the White House on Thursday for a meeting at the National Security Council.

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