New British High Commissioner Jane Marriott arrives in Kenya

Jane Marriott and Graham Shaw
New UK High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott with British Chamber of Commerce Chairman Graham Shaw at Hemingways Hotel in Nairobi. Photo: Twitter/JaneMarriottFCO

Jane Marriott has arrived in Kenya to take up her new role as UK High Commissioner.

After arriving yesterday, she met her Deputy, Susie Kitchens and thanked the High Commission team for their warm welcome.

Jane Marriott and Susie Kitchens
New UK High Commissioner Jane Marriott with her Deputy, Susie Kitchens. Photo: Twitter/JaneMarriottFCO

In a Tweet, she described her new home as “beautiful, but colder than London”, regretting her decision not to pack a jumper.

On her first full day in the country, Ms Marriott took the opportunity to explore her surroundings, visiting Karura Forest near Nairobi which she described as “an amazing place”.

Jane Marriott in Karura Forest
Jane Marriott visited Karura Forest on her first full day in Kenya. Photo: Twitter/JaneMarriottFCO

Later, she was welcomed to Kenya at Hemingways Hotel by British Chamber of Commerce Kenya Chairman Graham Shaw, who Ms Marriott said she was looking forward to working with.

Darren Gillen, Chairman of Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) formally welcomed the new High Commissioner to Kenya through his Twitter account.

“We look forward to building on the established relationship that we had with Nic Hailey,” he said.

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