Defence Adviser Col Peter Muteti and Mrs Nelly Amayo listen to Acting High Commissioner Jackline Yonga’s address
Drums, dancing and a feast of Kenyan cuisine was in store for guests as they joined Acting High Commissioner Jackline Yonga on Jamhuri Day at the IMO’s headquarters. The celebration concluded a successful 2015, said Yonga, who listed the visits of both the Pope and the most famous member of the Kenyan diaspora, US President Barack Obama as highlights.
Looking ahead, the country has grand plans to be Africa’s tech and diplomatic hub, as hosts of the UNCTAD Summit and the Tokyo International Conference on African Development – a testament to Kenya’s status as the third fastest growing economy in the world.
In her address, Acting High Commissioner Yonga said Kenya valued its historic partnership with the UK, and encouraged British investors to join the thousands of British tourists and take part in Kenya’s transformation.
PHOTOS: PIERRE DE VILLIERS
Algerian Ambassador Mr Amar Abba and the Ambassador of Kuwait and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Khaled Al Duwaisan congratulate Acting High Commissioner Yonga
Above and below: Musicians and dancers of Malaika Dance Unique brought the spirit of Kenya to London
Tanzania and Uganda with Mrs Nelly Amayo
Acting High Commissioner Jackline Yonga toasts Kenya’s independence
Guatemalan Ambassador Mr Acisclo Valladares, who is also Ambassador to Kenya, greets Acting High Commissioner Yonga
MC Margaret Lesuuda sings the National Anthem
Togo Ambassador Mr Yackoley Kokou Johnson and Acting High Commissioner Yonga
The taste of Kenya in the colours of the flag
Kenya quenches Britain’s thirst for tea