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King Charles sends Ruto a special message on Jamhuri Day

King Charles III pledges to continue fostering relations with Kenya in his message to President Ruto on Jamhuri Day.

King Charles III has sent a special message to President William Ruto for Jamhuri Day Celebrations on Tuesday, December 12.

In a statement released by Neil Wigan, the British High Commissioner to Kenya, the King praised Kenya for the important actions taken to mark 60 years since the country’s independence.

“Dear Mr President, I would like to send my heartfelt congratulations to Your Excellency, and the people of the Republic of Kenya on Jamhuri Day, which is particularly significant this year as you mark sixty years since Independence,” King Charles III message read in part.

“I look forward to the continuing warm friendship and the strong and close partnership between our two countries, including as members of the Commonwealth, in this special year of the tenth anniversary of the Commonwealth Charter,” he added.

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King Charles III pledged to continue fostering relations in Kenya to deepen the country’s prosperity, peace, and democracy and even tackle climate change.

“As we face these challenging times, our work together for prosperity, peace and democracy, and above all to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss, is all the more important. As you, and Kenyans everywhere, celebrate today, my wife joins me in sending you our warmest good wishes for the year ahead,” the King stated.

Jamhuri Day is marked to celebrate when Kenya became an independent country on 12 December 1963.

The King also used the opportunity to thank President Ruto for the warm reception he received during his visit to the country. He reiterated that the visit demonstrated the vital importance of the UK-Kenya partnership.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla made a four-day trip to Kenya in November. That marked his first state visit to a Commonwealth country as king.

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