On Tuesday, President William Ruto and the first lady Rachel Ruto hosted the British Royal members, King Charles and his wife Queen Camilla, at the Statehouse.
The royal couple was also treated to a guard of honour, and later participated in tree planting.
The head of state played host to the King while the queen was hosted by Rachel.
The first lady shared the details of her meeting with the queen on her X account, revealing that their discussion was centered on projects that are being implemented by her office.
“I hosted Her Majesty Queen Camilla, who is accompanying His Majesty King Charles III on a state visit to Kenya. Their Majesties are on a four-day official visit to Kenya. Our discussions focused on the programs being implemented in my office, with an emphasis on women economic empowerment and our climate action plan,” she said.
Our discussions focused on the programs being implemented in my office, with an emphasis on women economic empowerment and our climate action plan. pic.twitter.com/fXqUw1qBOo
— Mama Rachel Ruto, EGH (@MamaRachelRuto) October 31, 2023
After the statehouse session, the royal entourage proceeded to Uhuru Garden in Lang’ata, where the king laid a wreath on a tomb of an unknown soldier.
King Charles III laying a wreath at a tomb, Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi. He was accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Camilla. pic.twitter.com/46vDjWpwXI
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) October 31, 2023
The president has since expressed positivity that the visit by the royal members will strengthen ties between Kenya and the United Kingdom.
“The Kenya-UK historic ties have grown steadily, deeper and stronger, enabling the two countries to achieve stable progress in trade and investments.We will work together to build an even stronger and more prosperous future featuring cooperation in strategic areas such as defence and security, education and climate change for our shared prosperity,” he said.