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Vol 63 No 18

Published 8th September 2022


Brussels greets Ruto

Josep Borrell, the European Union's High Representative, will become the first western leader to congratulate Kenya's President-elect William Ruto in person when he visits on 10 September. United States Senator Chris Coons was dispatched to Nairobi for meetings with Ruto, his opposition rival Raila Odinga, and outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta following the official announcement of the 9 August election results, but Borrell's is the first major diplomatic visit since Ruto's victory was confirmed by the Supreme Court on 5 September.

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