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President Ruto’s Chartered Jet for US Trip Cost Taxpayers Less Than Sh10m

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President Ruto’s Chartered Jet for US Trip Cost Taxpayers Less Than Sh10m

 

Nairobi, Kenya – President William Ruto has revealed that his recent trip to the United States, which involved the use of a chartered jet, cost the Kenyan taxpayer less than Sh10 million. This statement was made to clarify concerns over government spending on foreign trips.

 

Addressing the media, President Ruto explained the circumstances surrounding the decision to use a chartered plane. “Friends of Kenya offered the plane after I offered to travel on Kenya Airways,” he said, emphasizing the cost-effectiveness of the arrangement.

 

The President’s remarks come amid public scrutiny and debate over the expenditure of state resources on travel. By choosing a more economical option, President Ruto aimed to demonstrate his administration’s commitment to prudent financial management.

 

President Ruto further elaborated on the offer from Kenya’s allies. He noted that the gesture from these friends of Kenya was in response to his willingness to opt for a commercial flight. “I was ready to travel on Kenya Airways to save costs, but our friends made this generous offer, which significantly reduced the expenses,” he added.

 

This development highlights the efforts by President Ruto to maintain fiscal responsibility while ensuring that essential diplomatic engagements are not compromised. The cost of the trip, as disclosed, stands in stark contrast to previous administrations’ expenditures, reflecting a more frugal approach to governance.

 

The President’s trip to the United States was deemed critical for strengthening bilateral relations and securing investments. His decision to accept the offer of a chartered jet underscores his administration’s focus on efficiency and effective use of public funds.

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