On 7 September 2017, the Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya organized the event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Kenya and the Kingdom of Thailand, at the Hall of Kenya, Nairobi National Museum. Ambassador Monica Juma, Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya and Mr. Worawoot Pongprapapant, Deputy Director-General of the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand were the co-host of the event. Ambassador Christopher M. Chika, Director of Asia, Australasia and Pacific, Members of the ASEAN Committee in Nairobi, private sector, alumni of the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) scholarship programmes, and the Thai community also attended the event.

The Event

During the event, there were other activities to showcase Thai and Kenyan culture, namely fruit carving demonstration, music performance of popular songs from Thailand and Kenya such as Loy Krathong and Jambo Bwana. The traditional music performance also offered an opportunity for Thais and Kenyans to join one another in the traditional dances of Thailand and Kenya. In addition, film screening of two Thai movies, “Teacher’s Diary” and “A Gift” and a photo exhibition were also organized and open for the public. The photo exhibition was to be displayed for the entire month of September, at the Nairobi National Museum.

Zuri Events provided the following services: conference management, media management, event production management and catering.

The Outcome

The event help re-establish the relations between Kenya and Thailand.

The event brought together dignitaries from both Kenya and Thailand.

The event showcased both the Kenya and Thailand cultures.