First Lady Rachel Ruto cycles from State House to the UN complex for The United Nations Habitat Assembly on June 6, 2023. On Tuesday, Kenya’s First Lady Rachel Ruto rose early and, after her usual devotional routine, hopped on her eco-friendly bicycle for a 10.8km ride from State House to the United Nations (UN) office in Gigiri, Nairobi.
On arrival, she and about 30 other cyclists who accompanied her were welcomed at a small ‘welcome ceremony’ by the Global Alliance of Cities for Road Safety (ACROS), a platform for capacity building, city exchange and technical advice on road safety.
“I love cycling,” Ms Ruto started off. Related
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“Let me tell you, every time I ride, I go back to Kakamega, to the little girl who would ride down the dusty roads with her friends sharing the few bicycles we had. We would use our bare feet as brakes and it was well worth it and those, for me, remain some of my happiest memories. It doesn’t matter how many times I fell, but the joy it gave me was undeniable,” she told delegates who had been waiting to welcome her for the second United Nations Habitat Assembly dubbed #UNHA2, where she later grace the inaugural First Lady Roundtable at the second UN-Habitat Assembly.
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