King Charles acknowledges the “painful shared history” between the UK and Kenya

UK Kings Charles III and Camilla will pay a state visit to Kenya, from October 31 to November 3, where they will learn about “the most painful aspects of the shared history” between the two countries, according to reports. Wednesday Buckingham Palace.

The visit will include several official events, which will also celebrate the “warm relationship” between the two countries and the “strong and dynamic” ties they continue to forge.

The palace statement indicates that the trip is taking place at the invitation of Kenyan President William Ruto, coinciding with preparations to celebrate the 60th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on December 12.

This is the King’s first visit to a Commonwealth country (the Commonwealth of former British colonies and protectorates) since he succeeded Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, and he specifically visited the country where his mother became Queen at that time. George VI died on February 6, 1952.

The statement said that during their stay in Nairobi and surrounding areas, the Kings will meet with Ruto, other members of government, UN staff and religious leaders and will pay visits to highlight bilateral cooperation in sectors such as arts, technology and business. .

The memorandum notes that the visit “will also learn about the most painful aspects of the shared history of the United Kingdom and Kenya, including the Emergency (1952-1960)” (British suppression of the Mau Mau revolution).

He says: “His Majesty will devote some time during the visit to deepening his understanding of the ills that the people of Kenya suffered during this period.”

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The King previously made three official visits to the African country, in 1971, 1978, and 1987, and he and his wife also made a private visit.

With information from EFE

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