October, 2014

The National Chairman JS Vohra, KCTA Chairman Mohammed Hersi, Mr. Jake Grieves-Cook and the KAHC CEO held a meeting with Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Amina Mohammed.

The purpose of the engagement was to find ways of appealing for the softening of travel advisories by our various source market partner countries.

The Cabinet Secretary was very helpful and offered to organize a breakfast meeting with the different foreign envoys based in Kenya. The meeting was held and included Ambassadors and Deputy Heads of Mission from the following countries:-

  • The European Union
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • UK
  • Canada
  • France
  • USA

The meeting was hosted by CS Amina Mohammed and also included the PS Foreign Affairs, Dr. Kibicho and Ambassadors Amayo (Kenya to the UK) and Lanyasunya.

The meeting went very well as we all had an opportunity to share the challenges and came up with a raft of proposed solutions regarding the way forward.

Kindly note that this is the first step and that we left the meeting with no promises of immediate reviews to the travel advisories but agreed to continue with engagements as a tripartite between the Embassies, our Government and Private Sector.

We are looking forward to more engagements of this nature and will keep you abreast of events.

The team also met separately with the British High Commissioner, Dr. Christian Turner. They shared concerns with the High Commissioner and he also did the same.

We agreed to work together in seeking the way forward and will keep the members abreast with the developments.

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