President William Ruto's son-in-law, Alexander Ezenagu, on Wednesday, September 14, lauded the Head of State for his commitment to establish a conducive environment for Kenya to thrive.
In a statement, Ezenagu highlighted Ruto's priority in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as well as local production. FDI is a type of investment from a party in one country into a business in another country in a bid to establish lasting ties.
He noted that the efforts would create a favourable business environment for economic growth.
Ezenagu graced the inauguration event at Kasarani stadium alongside his wife, June Ruto.
"On September 13, 2022, my father-in-law, His Excellency, Dr. William Samoei Ruto was sworn in as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya.
"Of great interest, is his administration’s commitment to creating an enabling business environment for FDI and local production and productivity. I wish His Excellency, a great tenure," he noted.
Ezenagu has shied away from the public eye after he tied the knot with June on May 27, 2021. The event was filled with pomp and colour as guests and allies to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party graced the event.
During the reception ceremony, Ruto explained how he met with the Nigerian national- revealing how he was both anxious and excited to give away his daughter for marriage to a foreigner.
The president went on to narrate a story he had told his son-in-law of a controversial businessman Anthony Chinedu who made headlines in 2013 when he was deported from Kenya for being in the country illegally.
"When I first met Alex I told him a story of a guy called Chinedu who gave us a lot of trouble and I was told that man was an Igbo."
“This Chinedu fellow gave us so much trouble that we deported him to Nigeria and when we deported him he refused to get out of the aeroplane in Lagos for two days. Even after leaving him there, we found him in Kenya," Ruto stated.
Ruto also advised his daughter to be submissive to her husband.
The Nigerian national boasts of an impressive portfolio having pursued law with a specific interest to international trade and taxes.
According to his Linkedin profile, Ezenagu is an assistant professor at the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar.
He graduated from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where he obtained a Masters degree in Commercial Law. The legal expert obtained his PhD in international tax law from McGill University, Canada.
Due to his expertise, Ezenagu has been quoted in the Financial Times, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Paradise Papers, Tax Notes International, International Tax Review, Quartz and other media outlets.