President Kenyatta in London; to Deliver an Address at Chatham House

By Jacquiline Wahu

Kenyans in UK, come out in numbers to support the President as he delivers an address at Chatham House, the shrine for policy and investment thinkers in London.

DAY: TUESDAY

DATE: 17TH APRIL 2018

TIME: 2.00PM

 VENUE: CHATHAM HOUSE

His speech will dwell on Kenya’s efforts in achieving inclusive growth, the positive role Kenya is playing in supporting regional peace, and its station in a globalising world.

It is essentially a platform for the President to share his view on a range of areas as a Kenyan leader, as a Pan-Africanist, and as one of the people closely involved in seeking and securing peace in our region–in South Sudan, in Somalia, and are also addressing the matter about which he cares deeply such as regional integration.

He will also speak about the Big Four development agenda, which is at the heart of his drive for inclusive growth, as explained by Manoah Esipisu.

 

Jim Nyamu to Walk from London to Bristol United Kingdom.

Jim is no ordinary Kenyan . According to Wikipedia : Jim Nyamu (middle name: Justus), of Nairobi, Kenya, is an elephant research scientist and activist against poaching and trade in ivory. Nyamu is executive director at the Elephant Neighbors Center (ENC) and is leader of the movement, Ivory Belongs to Elephants. He has also held positions at the African Conservation Centre and Kenya Wildlife Service. The ENC is a grass-roots collaborative and participatory research organization focused on enhancing the capacity of communities living with wildlife to promote interlinkages between species and their habitats.[1]

Nyamu walks in support of elephants, and has garnered local, national, and international media coverage.[2][3][4]

In September and October 2013, he walked 560 miles—from Boston, MA, to Washington, DC—culminating on 4 October in the Washington, DC, portion of an International March for Elephants, a worldwide event organized by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). The DSWT sponsored marches in 15 cities, ranging from London to Cape Town to Bangkok. Independently, sympathetic groups marched in about 25 other cities around the world.[2][3]

Jim Nyamu (center) was a featured speaker at the Washington, DC, International March for Elephants, held in many cities around the world. He had just finished a 560-mile walk from Boston, MA, which took him a month.

In February 2013, Nyamu walked from Mombasa to Nairobi (311 miles) and, during the months of May and June 2013, he walked from Maasai Mara to Nairobi (1,063 miles).[5] After his U.S. trek, he planned to head back to Africa to walk another 1,550 miles, from Uganda to Tanzania, ending up in Amboseli, Kenya.[2][6] One report indicates that he plans to walk another 5,000 kilometers (3,107 miles). He is quoted as saying “I will only stop when the world appreciates the fact that ivory belongs to elephants.”[7]

Nyamu attended the ivory crush, mandated by the Obama administration, on 14 November 2013 where 6 tons of ivory were destroyed in Denver, Colorado.[8][9] As part of the 2015 Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, held around the world 3 and 4 October,[10] 11-year-old Maddie Jabs organized a walk in her hometown of Saugerties, NY.[11] Jabs was inspired by meeting Nyamu during his 2013 walk from Boston, MA, to Washington, DC; she reportedly met up with Nyamu in New York City and walked three miles with him. According to a 30 October 2015, post in the website Coastweek.com, Nyamu and Kenya’s “anti-poaching protest team” completed a 260-km (162 miles) walk, which took 11 days and covered major towns around the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in southwest Kenya.[12] Nyamu’s walks were described in Modern Africa Guy 3 April 2016.[13] The article described Nyamu’s many conversations along his walks, the dangers he faces from those involved in the ivory trade, and current price ranges for ivory, which continue to drive the trade and endanger elephants.

His Latest Walk is aimed to engage the conversation in the UK with a 300 Mile walk across the South West of England Setting of From London. Jim set off with a Press statement From the High Commission office on the 30/11/2017 with a Two mile Set off Parade accompanied by H.E Lazrus Amayo the High Commisioner in the United Kingdom.

The Set off was at The Natural History Museum was fitting . The Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum is uniquely placed to share world-leading conservation expertise. Our collection comprises 80 million specimens, and our conservation work across the world .

Kenyans braced the rain to offer Moral support to Jim and his support team away from the Elephant Jungle to a more vibrant and cosmopolitan London .

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IMG_0416We would Like to urge all well wishers who have started having this very engaging Conversation to support Jim and his Charity to ensure the Elephant story remains relevant over Many generations to come .

 

 

Kenyans In London Celebrate a Lengend – Douglas JNR Kigo Kimemia

It is with humble with humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Douglas Jnr Kigo Kimemia on 22nd March, 2017, in Kenya. He was the Loving Son of Douglas Kimemia Mukono and Jane Wanjiku Kimemia. Loving and supportive husband to Beatrice Nyaroita Kigo and an amazing Dad to Alexis Wanjiru, Isaiah Njunge Kigo (Kababa), and Gabriel Mungai Kigo. Brother to Mukono and Faith Waceke Nyanjiru Kimemia (USA) and Lincoln Kariuki Kimemia (USA). Loving son-in-law to Mr. & Mrs. Peter Unitt and Grace Wanjiru Unitt. Nephew to Dainah, Francis Macharia Kigo, John Kamau Mukono and among many others. Uncle to SupaDupa Chiku, Kimemia, Adobe and Baraka.

The family of the Late Douglas are overwhelmed by the love shown to him and his family. As we prepare for the burial we would ask all to continue supporting in every way possible .

For those who would like to assist financially, you are kindly requested that you put your name & payment reference for transparency & accounting purposes.

Bank: Nationwide Payment Ref: Your/Kigo Account Name: Mark Njuguna

Account No: 13496644

Sort Code: 070246

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Kenyans In the Park In London – Festive , Reflective and Prospective

IMG_1956 IMG_1951 IMG_1953 IMG_1954IMG_2029 IMG_2053 IMG_2054 IMG_2055 IMG_2056IMG_1898 IMG_1899IMG_2204 IMG_2201 IMG_2202 IMG_2088 IMG_2091 IMG_2093 IMG_2094Festive would be an under tone . Being in the Diaspora means many are detached from Immediate families and Friends . Culture and simple ideologies becomes a thing of the Past . So when an opportunity arises to engage with fellow Kenyans it always a welcome moment . Kenyans in the UK lucky to attend this years Party in the Park in London will agree with me this was no ordinary gathering it had the Magic Kenyan torch and Feel .

Reflective indeed . Memories of lost pals and relatives rekindled in an afternoon . Many could be seen enjoying meeting friends and relatives at the event . An opportunity to meet new family members and introduce partners all done with while enjoying traditional meals ,whilst enjoying the very well choreographed traditional dances and entertainment . The Faceofkenya UK team was also very active chearing and encouraging others on .Variety play schemes kept the kids busy.

Prospective Whilst the Event was graced to have the Presence of the High Commissioner H.E Lazarus Amayo amongst many Community Leaders , The Local resident Mayor for Newham Borough . The Banking industry  represented by KCB . Real estate also notable Kings Pride , Aberdare Lodge and Spa , Cheriz  were all so visible and agile to make that very important pitch . Kenyan bloggers and Media Amongst them UKENTV , Misterseed , the East African  , The standard representative were all hunting for that very prospective engagement if not a story . The curio industry and Painting well represented . Hair and beauty industry made a presence felt New Kids in the Block Alan and Christine had a new product under the Shade symbolising organic – www.alvenur.co.uk . Sam Ochieng and Perez were also not too far from the barbeque with there Sweet potato delights and other agricultural products .Revival Church had pitched to introduce its new Tuition centre at the church in manor park.

Kenya2u is proud to have been on the ground . Branding and Consulting is what we do best and just being part of a successful brand growth ( Kenya in the Park ) it was a joy to see so many prospective and energetic Kenyans . With the help of friends we were also able to raise funds to help support a family whose mother is in need .

Big Thank you to Becky Bryan and Her Family , Jenny Shiroh and her Family Who worked with us to help raise funds to support one of our Friend Suzzie Ichatha Whose Mum Collapsed last year November as a result of brain aneurysm after the operation to seal the raptured vein. She developed strokes and has been on treatment since . As she continues to recover the family needs financial Assistance .

It is with this in Mind that they humbly invite any well wishers to a fundraising ceremony in support of Agatha Njeri Ichatha’s Medical Fund to be held on Saturday 6th August 2016 at the united Kenya Club . Most important though your thoughts and prayers will go along way in encouraging this Family. Those in KenyaIMG_2290IMG_2271 IMG_2273 can send donations to Jane Ichatha -Mpesa-0795627776.

Looking forward to 2017 God Willing .

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Steps towards a Progressive Future- FOK UK

IMG_0240 IMG_0254 IMG_0256 IMG_0273 Image Mentors Sponsorship IMG_0310 Confidence Friendship Emotions!! Family Aknowledgement IMG_0207 Leadership IntegrityIMG_0254 IMG_0256 IMG_0273 Image Mentors Sponsorship IMG_0310 Confidence Friendship Emotions!! The Kenyan community can celebrate a milestone . In the last Month or two the number of youth empowerment workshops competitions and conferences means the message is finally reaching home .

The Sunday school competitions and the Safe bridges Workshops are just a few of the ongoing projects with great success . Face of Kenya charity work engaging the youth on Leadership was a great success.

It is prudent that we as Kenyans and responsible citizens regardless of  our ethnic background ensure we can build on this continued progress.

There is also a critical need to involve young people in decisions that will affect them. “We cannot talk about sustainable development without the active involvement of youth,”  “When we give young people decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle, and real influence in our world, they will create a better future.”

Also essential is empowering women and girls, and ensuring their sexual and reproductive health and human rights, This would enable them to determine when and whom to marry and the number of their children.

Let us take these ideas forward to harness the demographic dividend, holding human rights, gender equality, human capital, and dignity at the centre of all our investments,  Only by ensuring opportunities that open the future to all young people do we create a better future.

 

Kenya Society Dinner London

ken15 ken11 ken7ken14 ken8 ken23ken22 ken19 ken2 keya1The Kenya Society aims to foster good relations between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Kenya. It provides a forum in the United Kingdom for anyone with an interest in Kenya, either after having lived or worked there, or with a professional, academic or commercial interest in the country .

(http://www.kenyasociety.org/)

Every year the society is Host to the Kenyan High Commision and his guests . Guest and Members are drawn from a cross section of the Kenyan communities and Friends . The event is keen to embrace the Natitionalist and Patriotic spirit of the Keyan community. It is an opportunity not only to network and share a positive note but also promote Kenya as a key investment hub and tourist Destination.

This year the event was lucky to Welcome the New High Commissioner  H.E Mr Lazarus Amayo who in his Speech did not forget to remind his guest how we have become a Hub for Business and innovation . Also present were Hon. William Kabogo Gitau, Governor of Kiambu County, Hon. Shakeel Shabbir, Member of Kisumu Town East, Mr. Ahmed Issack Hassan, Chariman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya, Dr Josephine Ojimabo, Deputy Secretary-General at the Commonwealth Secretariat and Ms. Elizabeth Kangethe, former Mayor of Barking & Dagenham.

The Chairman MR Patrick Orr of the Kenya Society was keen to encourage Kenyans to sign up . The Society continues to promote business and cultural events .

Photos by Nyambura wainaina ( www.london.co.ke)

 

 

FACEOFKENYAUK – “Inspirational ,Motivational and Clear Winners”

Ukentv , Ken and Janet Wainaina  last weekend Demonstrated a true face of Kenya by organising not Just a truly Magical and Inspirational Show . The Faceofkenya2014 as was not only representative of Talent and Beauty it optimised an opportunity to offer hope to various charities represented by different contestants .

As a representative of Kenya2u and one of their sponsors I would like to congratulate each and every Contestant and Especially Janet and Ken for their Devotion and dedication. Well Done. Pictures by UKENTV. .

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