Boda Boda Riders Paint Thika Road Red !

The prospects of escorting the president to the stadium was an exiting task . Little did they know the president was settling down and was being un seated by “bahati ” a Kenyan musician with a secular sense of humour .

Young and daring the commandeered Thika with Authority . It was a different set of mob psychology . The organisers had missed the trick this mob was the real McCoy . The photos tell a tale of a united and exited Jubilation.

 

 

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Young and daring the commandeered Thika with Authority . It was a different set of mob psychology . The organisers had missed the trick this mob was the real McCoy . The photos tell a tale of a united and exited Jubilation.

Jubilee Party Launch

Politics have always defined the Kenyan Political affiliations . The new political affiliation was a bold move to detach politics and tribal alignment . With more than 11 parties agreeing to dissolve and form a single platform .

The three day event attended by delegates from all the political affiliation was carefully choreographed to prevent any challenges . Political maturity is now a big factor to the success of this new outfit . Just a day before parliament had voted In a motion to prevent party hoping .

It was not a surprise to see over 35 sitting MPS joining the new party . ( I am still baffled as how they will be voting in the remainder of the parliament more complex is the status of the new party members in the current sitting as they were not elected in the new party outfit ).

The climax was the official opening of the party offices and the ascent by the President in front of the new party members and witnessed by party followers in huge numbers . In his speech the president is quoted to emphasise on Political inclusive and development conscious ideologies as key to the new formation . Citing the continued success in the jubilee agenda which devolution has played a strong role to inspire . All counties across the nation must be represented in the political and development agenda and the Jubilee outfit would ensure that conclusively. The emphasis couldn’t be clearer when the astute awareness of his Deputy was put into test his knowledge of the politicians who had recently defected from other parties demonstrated political acumen of some sort which was very impressive .

We can only but with the new party the very best as it prepares for the forth coming elections .

 

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

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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.

 

Kenya2u Breakfast Power talk with Peter Ashira, CEO QUEST GROUP CONSULTING

DSC_4026 DSC_4029 DSC_4030 DSC_4048 DSC_4077 DSC_4072 DSC_4056 DSC_4095 DSC_4112 DSC_4144DSC_4001Delegates getting to network after a power breakfast with Peter Ashira . The meeting was at the Clarence hotel in Westland’s . Guests especially those in the Diaspora will be Glad to Know we have negotiated a good rate on your behalf for details contact simon@kenya2u.com

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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)

 

 

President Obama and Uhuru speeches

Both president Uhuru and Obama whilst addressing-the delegates at the GEE conference sold the vision of the new African twist if you like the new Enterprising Africa . Full of opportunities . We have the passion and the ability to make generations in the future proud. Kenya is leading the way in East Africa -OBAMA. Women are a power house .