Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government – Press Release: Phasing out of the old generation passport
The Government of Kenya has been in the process of phasing out the old-generation passports as part of the binding commitment made to migrate to the new East African Community biometric ePassport.
Statement by H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H, President and Commander In-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya during the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, New York, United States.
MR. PRESIDENT OF THIS 77TH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, YOUR EXCELLENCY CSABA KOROSI,
SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, YOUR EXCELLENCY ANTONIO GUTERRES,
I am grateful for the immense privilege to join Your Excellencies in this distinguished Assembly; a privilege accorded me through a peaceful, democratic transition following free and fair elections in Kenya on 9th August, 2022. Elections that stand as testimony of the universal power of democracy, but also of the manifest ability of African peoples to invest in stronger nations and a secure future by directing robust constitutions, effective institutions, and the impartial administration of the rule of law towards the achievement of shared aspirations. It is an honour to be here as the newest Head of State and Government at this 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, exactly six years to the day since I last stood here, when I was Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, representing my President, on 21st September, 2016.