Celebration of the 53rd Anniversary of the Republic of Kenya’s Independence on 10th December 2016
Burundi drummers at Kenya Trade Investment Expo during the official opening on 5th September 2016
Amb. Ken. Vitisia presenting his credentials to H.E Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi on 9th Dec.2015 in Bujumbura
Front view of the Kenya Embassy Burundi's Chancery
KENYA/BURUNDI FRIENDSHIP 10 KM RUN AND 5KM WALK
On the 23rd April 2016 at the Jardin Public Grounds, Bujumbura, the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Burundi in conjunction with representatives of various Kenyan Corporate entities including KCB and Kobil officially launched the registration for the 10KM run and 5Km walk.
The Mayor of Bujumbura municipality, Freddy Mbonimpa was the Chief Guest. Others who witnessed the launch were representatives of the Missions/Embassies of East African member states in Burundi; Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda; government officials from the office of the 1st Vice President, National Assembly, Burundi Tourism office, Ministry of Sports, women traders from Rohero Commune . The event attracted about 500 people who after the launch walked the five kilometres with the Mayor and the sponsors (KCB, ECONET-LEO, and KOBIL).
The run/walk is intended to enhance the cordial relationship that exists between the people of Kenya and Burundi and to promote peace in Burundi. The donations/funds that will be raised will be donated to SOS Children homes “Umutima Foundation” and to settle and support street children in Burundi.
The main event to be held on 4th June 2016 is expected to attract at least 10,000 participants. There will be prices ranging from 2 million to 250,000 Burundi Francs to be won for both 10 km and 5km runs.
The Embassy is calling on as many of those who love peace for Burundi to register and donate generously towards this noble event.