Susie Kitchens meets county leadership and Finlays during Nandi visit

Deputy High Commissioner Susie Kitchens with Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang. Photo: Twitter/Araap_Sang

UK Deputy High Commissioner Susie Kitchens yesterday visited Nandi County, where she met with the County’s leadership to discuss a range of issues including security, governance, youth innovation and other areas of partnership.

Tweeting after the meeting, Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang said the “UK will offer capacity building support to women, youth and person’s living with disabilities to increase their uptake of government procurement opportunities.”

Susie Kitchens and Stephen Sang
Susie Kitchens with Stephen Sang and County Assembley leadership. Photo: Twitter/Araap_Sang

During her visit, Ms Kitchens also met with management representatives from tea producer Finlays.

Finlays originated in Glasgow in 1750 as a trader and manufacturer of cotton. The company established direct trading links with India in 1816 and China in 1817 and during the second half of the 19th century, representatives were sent to India to plant tea. From this point, Finlays started to play a leading role in the development of the global tea industry.

Nandi County

Nandi County is home to many world record holders in athletics, including Kipchoge Keino, Henry Rono, Eliud Kipchoge, Pamela Jelimo, Janeth Jepkosgei, Moses Tanui, Julius Yego and Bernard Lagat.

The county’s major tourist destinations include Koitalel Samoei Museum, Kipps Bay Conservancy, and the Nandi Escarpment.

It also hosts twelve of Kenya’s sixty six tea factories making it a significant player in the country’s and hence the global tea industry since Kenya is the world’s leading tea exporter.