6th December, 2023, Windhoek: Amb. Michael Sialai, High Commissioner of Kenya in Namibia held a 60 years Anniversary of the Country’s independence yesterday at the Mercure Hotel. The event was attended by high-ranking officials from the Namibian government not limited to Hon. Jennely Matundu – Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO) who was the Chief Guest, Hon. Yvonne Dausab, Minister of Justice and Khomas Region Governor, Hon. Laura McLeod-Katjirua. Diplomatic Community in Namibia, private sector and section of Kenyans were in attendance.
The two speeches from the High Commissioner and the Chief Guest both lauded the special relations that Kenya and Namibia share dating back to 1966 when Mzee Jomo Kenyatta donated a Land rover to SWAPO then as a liberation movement to help in transporting personnel from Francis Town in Botswana to Kazungula in Zambia, a bond that was strengthened further during the UNTAG era and post independence where collaborations in fields such as health, education , agriculture among others continue to thrive.