On 7th September 2017, the Kenya Society held their annual summer garden party that was hosted by H.E Lazarus Amayo, High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK and his spouse Mrs. Nelly Amayo at the High Commissioner’s residence.
The event was graced by the Chairman of the Kenya Society, Mr. Patrick Orr, the Deputy Chairman, Mr. Juvenal Shiundu, members of the Kenya Society Members, High Commission staff and other invited guests. Speeches were made by the Society Chair Mr. Patrick Orr, and the Kenya High Commissioner H.E Lazarus Amayo. In his address, the High Commissioner welcomed guests to the 2017 summer party and thanked the society fraternity led by the Chairman Mr. Patrick Orr for organizing the event. He noted that the Kenya Society has continued to grow from strength to strength, and the objective of fostering closer and good relations between the people of the Republic of Kenya and the United Kingdom is being achieved with the help of the organization.
He informed that the Government of Kenya is committed to building a prosperous Kenya that feeds its people, provides decent and affordable healthcare and provides decently paying jobs to every Kenyan who wants to work. “It is for this reason that we are implementing a transformative strategy to ensure rapid expansion of our economy. This is manifested by the ongoing construction of new roads, expansion of our ports and the newly launched world-class standard gauge railway” he said.
Amb. Amayo further called upon for more Kenyans and friends Kenya to join the society so that they can create a formidable pool of Kenyan Ambassadors who will be at the frontline in disseminating information regarding the transformative agenda which the Government is implementing.
In his remarks, Mr. Patrick Orr acknowledged Kenya’s recent achievements including the excellent performance of Kenya’s team that participated in the just concluded IAAF World Championships in London where it performed extremely well despite the tough competition. The team finished number two in the world medal table after the USA. He also congratulated the High Commissioner for being honoured with the Freedom of City of London at the Chamberlain’s Court Room, Guildhall, London. The Chairman thanked members of the society for the support accorded to him that has enabled the society to thrive and welcomed new members to join the organization.
The Kenya Society was formed in 1989 as an initiative of Hon. Dr. Sally Kosgei, former Kenya High Commissioner to the UK, and people in Britain who lived in Kenya and already had an attachment to the country. The society has been able to sustain its principal objective of fostering friendship between citizens of the two nations while at the same time providing a forum for individuals interested in either living, visiting or investing in the country.
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