Kenya celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday in style

Queen's 90th birthday in Nairobi
The UK High Commission celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenya

On Thursday night (16 June) a lavish celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday was held at High Commissioner Nic Hailey’s residence in Nairobi.

The event had a very British theme with Grenadier Guards, union flags, bagpipes, a traditional red telephone box, London taxi and a red, white and blue theme running throughout the marquee.

Music was provided by Ghetto Classics, a community programme which started in 2008 which involves over 300 children in Korogocho – one of Kenya’s biggest slums that is home to about 300,000 urban poor.

Guests were even treated to a traditional helping of fish and chips served in a newspaper.

Unfortunately the Queen herself wasn’t there to cut her cake, so that particular duty fell to the High Commissioner who also made a speech for attendees at what looks to have been a very successful and enjoyable evening.