Mombasa celebrates Queen’s official birthday

Queen's Birthday Party Mombasa
UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey is joined by CS Najib Balala for the Queen's Birthday party in Mombasa. Photo: Twitter/Min_TourismKE

Tonight, the UK High Commission have hosted their second birthday party in honour of the Queen’s official birthday.

Following last week’s celebration in Nairobi, the party moved to the coastal city of Mombasa at the Tamarind restaurant.

Guests were treated to the traditional British dish of fish and chips, washed down with a selection of cocktails.

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Fish and Chips for the Queen’s official birthday party in Mombasa. Photos: Twitter/SafariliciousK

After arriving by tuk tuk, the High Commissioner and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Najib Balala addressed the invited guests.

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Nic Hailey and Najib Balala arrive at the Queen’s official birthday party in Mombasa by tusk tuk.Photos: Twitter/LuxuryTravelKE and Twitter/Min_TourismKE

“We are linked by our trade and prosperity interests,” CS Balala said, adding: “We look forward to increased engagement between the UK and the Coast.”

Kenya has a close and important relationship with the United Kingdom’s tourism market with 100,000 visiting the country last year.

Queen's Official Birthday party Mombasa
CS Najib Balala meets fellow guests at the Queen’s official birthday party in Mombasa. Photo: Twitter/Min_TourismKE

Last week’s celebration in Nairobi was followed by the Queen’s birthday honours list which included awards for a number of British Kenyans.