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No motorcade for Ruto at Queen’s funeral; he’ll take the bus instead



By  Judith Gicobi

When attending Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday, September 19, President William Ruto will forgo his posh convoy and take a bus instead.

In addition, rather than taking the presidential jet to the UK, Ruto, who is given full security protection, will board a normal flight.

The VVIPs attending the burial in London’s Westminster Abbey must abide by a number of requirements, including those mentioned above.

As a result of the volume of flights using its airspace, the UK banned the use of helicopters to transport people between airports and venues.

Aside from that, he will be required to go without any other staff members, just the First Lady Rachel Ruto.

The flying of flags at any UK airport was prohibited for any foreign presidents.

Additionally, all the leaders will be led on foot to a reception that James Cleverly, the foreign secretary, will be hosting.

They will then travel back to West London on a bus with other leaders, where they will choose a car to take them across the country or on other overseas assignments.

However, authorities in the UK permitted the leaders to record brief statements as they sign memorial books without interfering with the main events.

Ruto does not necessarily need to attend the funeral. As the UK pays its last respects to the Queen, who passed away at the age of 96, the Head of State may send a delegation to represent him.

President Ruto sent Senate Speaker Amason Kingi to Angola on Thursday, September 15, so that Kingi could represent him at President Joao Lourenco’s swearing-in ceremony.

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