Hundreds Of Kenyans Celebrate Jamhuri In The UK
Hundreds Of Kenyans Celebrate Jamhuri In The UK
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16 December 2019
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Hundreds of Kenyans have celebrated Jamhuri Day in the UK, at formal events organised by the Kenya High Commission London or by community groups.

In London musicians Sarah Ikumu & Christine Mulwa of Milton Keynes and Kevin Wyre joined dozens of ambassadors and high Commissioners, other diplomats, military personnel, business executives and Kenyans from all walks of life for a celebration at the International Maritime Organization headquarters.

They heard High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu make the case as to why the UK should support Kenya's quest for a UN Security Council non-permanent member seat.

"Kenya's relationship with UK disposed us to favour multilateral institutions and look instinctively to diplomacy to settle disputes and defend threatened basic democratic freedoms. These values and virtues need defending now," Ambassador Esipisu said.

"That's one reason Kenya has offered candidacy for non-permanent seat on @UN Security Council. We look forward to UK support for that candidacy and to speaking even more persuasively from the heart of the UN for the values we call our own."

Esipisu also spoke of mobilizing in support of UK-Kenya trade.

"One of my main commitments now and going forward is: To do everything in my power to connect entrepreneurs of the UK and Kenya to each other, so both can build businesses and create high-quality jobs and invention the industry and our people deserve," he said.

In Leeds, hundreds Kenyans also attended a Jamhuri Day event, where they also listened to a pitch by National Bank of Kenya & Inter-City Properties in investment opportunities, especially in the housing sector.
High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu, Mrs. Waithiegeni Esipisu and Mission staff interact with guests during the reception at the International Maritime Organization.
High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu, Mrs. Waithiegeni Esipisu and Mission staff interact with guests during the reception at the International Maritime Organization.
High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu, Mrs. Waithiegeni Esipisu and Mission staff interact with guests during the reception at the International Maritime Organization.
Head of Chancery, Mr. Allan Mburu, leads Mission staff to mark Jamhuri Day celebrations with Kenyans living in Leeds
High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu was represented in Leeds by Head of Chancery, Mr. Allan Mburu and a team of Senior Officials from the Mission. Mr. Thiong'o Gichuhi, who was the lead organizer of this event, appreciated the continued support and collaboration with the Kenya High Commission in London on behalf of the Yorkshire Community.
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Notice to Members of the Public:

This is to notify you that Monday 21st October, 2019 is a public holiday in Kenya. The Mission shall hence remain closed this Monday.

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