Latest William Ruto News

Biden plans to welcome Kenyan president to White House for state visit in May

Feb. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to welcome Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House in May, hosting a state visit after reneging on his promise to visit Africa last year. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Friday that the visit set for May...

Kenya's president blames corruption and incompetence for huge fireball that hurt hundreds in Nairobi

Feb. 03, 2024 09:36 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president says corruption and officials’ incompetence allowed a liquid petroleum plant to operate in one of Nairobi’s most crowded residential neighborhoods, where its explosion and fire killed three people and injured more than 280 others. ...

Haitians suffering gang violence are desperate after Kenyan court blocks police force deployment

Jan. 27, 2024 01:01 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Radio stations across Haiti got jammed with calls just hours after a court in Kenya blocked the deployment of a U.N.-backed police force to help fight gangs in the troubled Caribbean country. Many callers wondered and demanded: What’s next? ...

Dozens of Kenyan lawyers protest what they say is judicial interference by President Ruto

Jan. 12, 2024 11:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan lawyers Friday demonstrated peacefully in Nairobi against what they say is judicial interference by President William Ruto, who has said he will disregard court orders from allegedly corrupt judges blocking his key development projects. In recent days,...

Sudan paramilitary leader says he's committed to cease-fire, but no progress on proposed peace talks

Jan. 04, 2024 22:35 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Sudanese paramilitary leader Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo said Thursday he was committed to a cease-fire to end the devastating war that has wrecked his country, even as fighting continues and there has been no progress on proposed peace talks between Dagalo and...

Former Kenyan minister and 2 others charged with fraud over hospitality college project

Dec. 22, 2023 16:48 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s anti-corruption commission Friday charged the country's former tourism minister and two others with economic crimes for the alleged fraud of tens of millions of dollars in inflated costs for the construction of a hospitality college. Najib Balala,...

2023 in other words: AI might be the term of the year, but consider these far-flung contenders

Dec. 13, 2023 00:12 AM EST

Many sentiments are universal. Many words are not. As 2023 ends, The Associated Press reached out to colleagues around the world for terms that emerged this year and seized or crystalized the popular mood. Some were newsy, some cultural. A couple were kind of delightful. Whatever...

Kenya marks 60 years of independence, and the president defends painful economic measures

Dec. 12, 2023 08:15 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president on Tuesday defended the high taxes the government recently imposed, calling them a “necessary sacrifice “in helping the country deal with ballooning foreign debt which now stands at $70 billion. Speaking at celebrations marking 60 years...

Top world leaders talk of climate crisis at UN summit. They say they must act on fossil fuels, war

Dec. 01, 2023 17:14 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of world leaders said they know the planet's dangerously overheating and they are trying to keep it from getting worse. The next step is to turn their soaring rhetoric voiced at the beginning of the United Nations climate conference into action. ...

Kenya court strikes out key clauses of a finance law as economic woes deepen from rising public debt

Nov. 28, 2023 06:29 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan High Court on Tuesday struck out key clauses of a contentious finance law that has been blamed for significantly raising taxes and the cost of living in East Africa’s largest economy. High court judges David Majanja, Christine Meoli and Lawrence...