President William Ruto will depart for a four-day visit to the Federal Republic of Germany and the Kingdom of Belgium.
According to State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed, Ruto is scheduled to leave the country on Sunday, June 26.
Ruto’s visit comes as the country prepares for the second phase of anti-government protests led by Azimio and organized by Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Odinga has been holding protests since last week in order to pressure the government to address the high cost of living and to protest the presidential victory he claims was stolen during the August 2022 elections won by President William Ruto.
In Berlin, the President will meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss strengthening bilateral relations between Kenya and Germany.
President Ruto will also deliver a keynote address at the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, highlighting the challenges of energy security in the face of a worsening climate crisis and a push for renewable energy investments in Kenya and Africa. Kenya will also look into collaboration with Germany on the youth agenda, particularly in vocational education and training.
“In Brussels, the President will meet with H.E. Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, and will discuss mutual areas of interest such as health, addressing Kenya’s food security and drought response, climate action, trade and investment,” Mohamed said on Sunday.