Ruto’s UDA opening office in the US Friday

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Deputy President William Ruto. [Photo: Courtesy]

Deputy President William Ruto will on Friday be part of proceedings culminating in the opening of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) offices in the US.

According to Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata, reports the Star, DP Ruto will attend the event virtually.

“He (Ruto) is in Kenya but he will virtually attend the opening of a UDA office on Friday,” Kang’ata who is currently in the US said.

Once open, The UDA office US chapter will be at the nerve centre of operations in the diaspora.

Kenyans in the US and neighbouring countries will register themselves as UDA members at the offices.

The office will steer the mobilization of campaign resources in the US and countries bordering it.

In April, Ruto held another virtual meeting with Kenyans based in the Middle East, Australia, South Africa and the US. This was a charm offensive as the 2022 General Election nears.

Ruto pledged to create a dedicated diaspora ministry to handle issues affecting Kenyans abroad.

“It is time we had a fully dedicated ministry for diaspora just like the way we have a ministry for devolution. The ministry will be addressing all the challenges facing Kenyans in every part of the world,” he maintained.

Ruto hopes to woo the hearts of Kenyans in the diaspora who have for long complained of being sidelined in the governance of the country.