Nic Hailey's Message to Kenya in Farewell Tour

  • Outgoing British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey File
  • Outgoing British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, inked a touching goodbye message, as he kickstarted his farewell tour on Tuesday.

    Hailey pointed out the close ties between the East African nation and the UK, adding that he had grown to be greatly fond of the country, during his four-year term.

    "It has been a great privilege and pleasure. The relationship between the UK and Kenya makes us each safer and more prosperous, and allows us to contribute together to prosperity and security in the wider world. I'll miss this beautiful place," he tweeted following a visit with Cabinet Secretary Foreign Affairs, Monica Juma.

    Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma (r) and Nic Hailey enjoying a hearty conversation July 16, 2019

    ODM party leader, Raila Odinga, had earlier on hosted the UK envoy, going on to reveal that they had exchanged views on political developments, as well as the ongoing war on corruption.

    "It was good to hear him say, as the UK has also done, that leaders charged with corruption need to step aside from their offices, including those Governors who have been indicted," Hailey tweeted in reference to Raila.

    Hailey's term is set to come to an end on September 2019, and various leaders took their time to laud his performance.

    "I bid farewell to the outgoing High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Kenya after the completion of his tour of duty. HC Hailey has contributed immensely to the enhancement of Kenya and UK relations. I wished him every best of success in his future endeavours," CS Juma tweeted.

    The UK, back on June 13, 2019, appointed Hailey successor, Ms Jane Marriott, making her the first woman British High Commissioner to Kenya.

    The UK High Commissioner to Kenya Designate, has already come out to express her excitement regarding her new role.

    Nic Hailey (c) and his aide visit Raila Odinga July 16, 2019

    Hailey is renown for always emphasising his government’s commitment to supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta's quest to rid the country of corruption, a well as his engaging nature across various social media platforms.