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UK HIGH Commission: Diplomats ejected from Eldoret had notified Foreign Affairs and County govt of the visit

From the British High Commission Spokesperson

Press Release

ukRegarding a story that appeared in several newspapers today, Friday 22 November 2013 about the visit to Eldoret of officials from the British High Commission on Thursday 21 November.

BHC officials were on a routine visit to discuss partnerships between the county and the UK, including a sports tournament being organised by KESOFO next year aimed at promoting reconciliation between the youth that the UK is helping to fund. The sports tournament will coincide with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and offer opportunities for young people in Kenya to participate in sports events and build peaceful relations in the communities.

The High Commission sent a Note Verbale to the MFA informing it of the visit prior to travelling and separately sought to arrange a meeting with the Governor’s office. The officials later met the Deputy Governor and separately members of the County Assembly.

During the visit BHC officials met a range of individuals and organisations involved in efforts to build peaceful relations between different communities in the region, including a Council of Elders, Church leaders and peace activists.

The UK is a proud partner of Uasin Gishu and Kenya and has a long history of partnership that we wish to develop even further.

Read: British diplomats ejected from hotel in Eldoret

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