Kenya joined the rest of the world in marking the centenary of the armistice which brought the First World War (1914-18) to an end.
As in other years, Remembrance Day was marked by prayers and laying of wreaths at War memorials across the globe.
In Nairobi, following a service at the Askari Memorial, UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey joined other foreign diplomats, including Irish Ambassador Dr Vincent O’Neill, at Ngong Cemetery to pay their respects to those who gave their lives in battle.
Mr Hailey described the service as “moving … with representatives from many nations and faiths remembering the fallen.”
A service was also held at Nanyuki War Cemetery while British Honorary Consul in Mombasa, James Knight led worshippers at the Commonwealth War Memorial Graves at Mbaraki, Mombasa County.
THE VETERANS – Gratitude, Honour, Respect. Never Forget. Nairobi, Remembrance Sunday, 2018 pic.twitter.com/dglGYws76T
— Alexander Rondos (@EUSR_Rondos) November 11, 2018
One of those paying his respects in Mombasa was Retired Corporal Rocky Ellis who served in the Royal Hampshire Regiment between 1969 -2013.
Speaking to The Standard newspaper, Cpl Ellis, who is staying at the Voyager Beach Resort & Spa, said he was delighted to be part of those observing the special day for fallen heroes, adding: ”This is a great day and an emotional one as we remember the great soldiers who did duty during both the First and Second world wars.”