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Those who have drunk from the waters of Africa will have it running through their veins for the rest of their life.
Major-General Patrick Stone CB CBE

Patron, Kings African Rifles

NEWS & EVENTS

2 weeks ago

The Kenya Society

Our first virtual AGM held yesterday was well attended and run efficiently despite most of us being technology novices for such an occasion. Patrick Orr, Chairman of the Society paid tribute to three long standing members - Girish Raval, Wangula Khasiani and John Small who sadly passed away this year. He also made reference to the generous contributions to the Society's Girish Raval Fund by members, our long standing events partner, the Royal Over-Seas League and Founder, Dr Sally Kosgei, that enabled the Kenya Society to donate KShs 1.3 million to assist with the Covid-19 emergency response in Kenya.

H.E. Manoah Esipisu, Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK was the guest speaker. In his address, Balozi informed the members that in response to Covid-19, Kenya Airways had in the last two months made 38 cargo flights and organised 6 passenger repatriation flights between Nairobi and London. He further stated that the Kenya and British Governments were expected to conclude negotiations leading to Kenya/UK post-BREXIT Trade Agreement. Juvenal Shiundu, Deputy Chair of the Society moderated the Q&A session where the High Commissioner responded to a number of questions from members that touched on Consular Services, Health, Horticultural Trade, the Commonwealth, the UK-Kenya Trade Partnership amongst others.

Following the AGM, members were hosted to an hour of Kenyan Jazz in support of the Kenyan Arts. Celebrated entertainment artist, David Muriithi, aka DJ-D Lite featured artists such as Valérie Kimani, Eddie Grey, Aaron Rimbui, Christine Kamau and Akaro Change amongst others. Some of the artists made a personal recording for our members who got an opportunity to learn about their music influence, style and journey. In addition, DJ D-Lite gave a good run through of each artist and provided streaming links for guests to purchase and download their music.

It was a memorable day, and as one guest said, 'it truly was a wonderful occasion, with a good balance of business, social and cultural'. We will share more highlights with you on the three sections of our 30th AGM over the coming weeks. If you're interested in learning more about the Kenya Society, do visit our website link: kenyasociety.org/

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2 weeks ago

The Kenya Society

The Kenya Society will hold its first virtual Annual General Meeting today, 30th July 2020. Following the formalities, HE Manoah Esipisu will address the members and have a live Q&A session. Thereafter, our members and guests will be treated to Kenyan Jazz by well known entertainment artist, David Muriithi, aka DJ-D Lite who will feature some amazing Kenyan talent. More to follow.

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Kenya Society AGM

30th July 2020

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Meet our new Committee Members elected at the 30th AGM held virtually on 30th July 2020.

MATTHEW WARD
Co Founder/Trade Advisor

AGNES GITAU
Partner, Advisory Services

RAJAN NAZRAN
World Traveller & Storyteller

CELESTE SHIRVANI
Charity Advisor/School Governor

FEATURED MEMBERS


CLIFF FERGUSON
Executive, Chair & Trustee

DR EMILY CHESEREM
Physician Consultant

ANITA KERAI
Chef & Food Enthusiast

JOHN & ANNE SMALL
CEO & Charity Fundraiser

PATRICK KIBUNJA
Corporate & Investment Banker

USEFUL LINKS

0207 922 7712

KENYA SOCIETY
c/o Raitt Orr & Associates
7-14 Great Dover Street
CAN Mezzanine
London SE1 4YR