American TV host Steve Harvey to visit Kenya September after meeting with Ruto

After the September visit, Harvey will return to Kenya in December for an official function.

President Ruto, and his meet Steve Harvey at Tyler Perry Studios

Renowned American TV host Steve Harvey has announced that he will visit Kenya in September 2024.

Speaking on Tuesday, during a meeting with President William Ruto at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Harvey said he will visit Kenya in September, which is when he takes his vacation.

After the September visit, Harvey will return to Kenya in December for an official function.

He said the visit will come ahead of the filming of his game show "Family Feud" in Johannesburg, South Africa.

"When I met my brother (President Ruto), he invited me to Kenya. It just so happens that September is when I hit my vacation.

"I'm going to start shooting Family Feud again in Johannesburg but this time for Botswana. So I'm going to be on that side of the world before I go to see my brother (Ruto) and we're going to hang out in Kenya. This is a dream come true," Harvey said.

The TV host had received President Ruto and his delegation at the Studios, on behalf of Tyler Perry who was away attending to other engagements.

President Ruto on his part said the partnership will change the trajectory of Kenya's creative industry.

He said that when Harvey visits, the government will have aligned critical areas and will be ready to work with him, alongside other players in the creative business.

The President added that it would be prudent if Harvey alongside others acted as mentors and inspiration to local creatives.

"This is going to change our trajectory, we are going to plan more and I want to be grateful to people around this table. Thank you my good brother for what you are doing with us in Kenya and I want to promise you that when you come, you will find the government aligned to work with you and the people in that space so that we can do more together.

"All the people from Hollywood we appreciate you and we want to see what we can do together so that you can act as an inspiration and mentor to many in Kenya who want to do what you do," President Ruto added.