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The UK’s Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds will today present a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the Kenyan Government. The message is as follows:
On the occasion of the Republic of Kenya celebrating 50 years of independence, it gives me great pleasure to send the people of Kenya my warmest congratulations.
My family and I have enjoyed a special and significant relationship with Kenya over the years and across the generations.
The links between our two countries have deepened and matured since Kenya’s independence, and long may that continue.
I would like to express my best wishes for the happiness, security and prosperity of the people of Kenya in the next 50 years and beyond.