UK’s King Charles III, will visit Kenya on Tuesday for a four-day visit, as his first official visit to a Commonwealth nation since ascending to the throne.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, said that Kenya is ready to welcome the King on a historic visit.
“As Nairobi we are ready and I am happy, it is an honor for Nairobi to be the first destination that the king of England visits, there are many activities he will be undertaking in the city,” he said.
Kenya, a Commonwealth member and former British colony, is really excited to host King Charles III. The security heightened in Nairobi.
The trip carries special significance as Kenya is gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary of independence from Britain on Dec. 12, 2023.
Despite their colonial history, the ties between Kenya and the UK are still strong and multifaceted.
On Monday morning, police took action to prevent a gathering of individuals who are victims of alleged atrocities committed by the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK) in Laikipia and Samburu.
The protesters had intended to address the media regarding their grievances as they sought acknowledgment and redress for historical injustices.
The impending arrival of the king has brought long-standing grievances back into the spotlight. Also, happening elsewhere in Nairobi on Monday, in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, women who once fought as Mau Mau freedom fighters staged a protest demanding the return of the remains of their iconic comrade, freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi.