Kenyan High Commission in Pakistan Celebrates 60th Independence Day

Fri Dec 08 2023
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By Naveed Miraj & Shahid Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: The Kenyan High Commission in Pakistan commemorated the 60th Jamhuri Day (Independence Day) on Friday. The celebrations were attended by High Commissioners, Ambassadors, the country’s diaspora community, and distinguished guests.

In her speech on the occasion, Kenya’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Mary Nyambura Kamau, highlighted the nation’s resilience and progress over the past six decades.

She acknowledged the sacrifices made by freedom fighters during the painful quest for independence, culminating in the achievement of sovereignty on December 12, 1963. Since then, Kenya has embarked on a path of self-determination and active participation in the international arena.

The High Commissioner emphasized the warm and cordial relations between Kenya and Pakistan, dating back to the independence period. Diplomatic missions were established in 1964 and 1984, fostering strong bonds of friendship, people-to-people relations, and robust trade connections.

Kenyan Embassy, Pakistan, Jamhuri Day, Independence, M. Nyambura Kamau

Highlighting the significant contributions from Pakistanis, Kamau noted substantial investments in healthcare, education, tourism, hospitals, charity, and media sectors. The African Hospital, a prominent healthcare institution with branches all over the country, stands as a testament to this collaboration.

Kenyan Embassy, Pakistan, Jamhuri Day, Independence, M. Nyambura Kamau

Trade ties between Kenya and Pakistan have flourished, with popular products like Cannetti gaining popularity in Pakistan, and Pakistani products becoming a preferred choice in Kenyan households. Both countries are actively exploring opportunities to expand their trade portfolios, with a focus on health, manufacturing, textile, surgical equipment, pharmaceuticals, technology, and agriculture.


As a member of the East African Community and the Common Market for East and Central Africa, Kenya stands united with its regional partners, offering a population of 300 million people and valuable opportunities for collaboration. Kamau urged continued partnership and collaboration between Kenya and Pakistan, recognizing the untapped potential in various sectors.

Inviting Pakistanis to explore Kenya’s diverse tourist attractions, including national game drives, sun-soaked beaches, and rich cultural experiences, Kamau expressed gratitude to sponsors, including Lipton Tea, for their contributions to the event’s success.

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