The Kenya Embassy in Madrid commemorated the 56th Anniversary of Kenya’s Independence Day on 12th December 2019 at the Hotel InterContinental Madrid. The event was graced by distinguished guests that included senior Spanish Government officials, Ambassadors, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organizations accredited to the Kingdom of Spain, Kenyan Diaspora as well as friends of Kenya.

H.E Ambassador Richard Opembe highlighted the achievements made since the country’s independence and stressed Kenya’s commitment to achieving its Vision 2030. Ambassador Opembe also urged Kenyan Diaspora as well as the Spanish Business community to take advantage of the enormous investment opportunities available.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Raimundo Robredo, Director General for Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs European Union and Cooperation hailed the strong bilateral relations between Kenya and Spain and looked forward to strengthening cooperation between the countries even further.

The occasion was also attended by Dr. Julius Muia, Principal Secretary the National Treasury &Ministry of Planning, Hon. Dhadho Gaddae Godhana, Tana River County Governor and Mr. Hilary Kiplang’at Kosgei Member of Parliament for Kipkelion.