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Kenya’s Chinese Debt to be on the Agenda When Ruto Arrives in Washington

Kenyan President William Ruto addressed a forum of corporate leaders in Atlanta, Georgia on his first stop of a U.S. tour. Image via @WilliamsRuto.

Kenyan President William Ruto will arrive in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, the midway point of a four-day visit to the United States that will include talks with President Joe Biden.

U.S. officials said in advance of Ruto’s arrival that debt relief is going to figure prominently on the agenda and hinted that Biden will propose a “long term solution” to Nairobi’s ongoing difficulties to service its $82 billion debt load.

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