Archbishop of Canterbury Hosts Kenya’s Deputy President

Archbishop of Canterbury Host Kenya’s Deputy President (News Central TV)

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto was hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in London on Monday, ahead of a similar meeting with opposition leader Raila Odinga next week.

Details of Justin Welby’s meeting with Ruto were not disclosed.

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby

Welby however tweeted that it was “good to meet Mr Ruto” and that he was “praying for peaceful, open and credible elections on 9 August”.

Ruto is on the final part of his campaign tour in the United States and the United Kingdom.

On Monday, he spoke about Kenya’s upcoming elections at Chatham House in London.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pushed the vice president aside in favour of Odinga as a possible successor.

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According to local media polls, Ruto is the front-runner in the presidential contest, although he does not meet the legal requirement of over 50% support for a first-round victory.


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