• In September, Ruto joined other African presidents in a bus as they headed to Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom for the funeral service of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
President William Ruto has opened up on some of the challenges African presidents go through during foreign trips abroad.
Ruto expressed his displeasure about the treatment of African Heads saying they are sometimes mistreated.
He was referring to an incident where African presidents were put in a bus to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral ceremony in the UK.
Speaking on Saturday during the Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend at the Kenya International Convention Centre, Ruto said it is not right for African Presidents to be mistreated.
“We have these meetings, Africa-US, Africa-Europe, Africa-Turkey, now we are waiting for Africa-Russia and Africa-Japan. We have made the decision that it is not intelligent for 54 of us to go and sit before one gentleman from another place... Sometimes we are mistreated, we are loaded into busses like school children and it is not right."
In September, Ruto joined other African presidents in a bus as they headed to Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom for the funeral service of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
He was seated at the back left of the bus next to his wife first lady Rachel Ruto.
This was even as other International presidents used their own private vehicles to the funeral.
US President Joe Biden and the First Lady travelled in the armour-plated Cadillac called the “Beast”.
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