Egypt Revolution Day Marked in Nairobi

For Egyptians, Revolution Day goes back to July 23, 1952 when military officers led by Muhammad Naguib and Gamal Abdel Nasser started the coup d’eacute;tat that led to the abdication of King Farouk, the penultimate King of Egypt and Sudan.

This day is the biggest secular public holiday in the country, marked with large and elaborate celebrations, including televised concerts with heavily nationalistic themes and military parades.

In Nairobi, the team at the Egyptian embassy led by ambassador Mahmoud Talaat hosted an elaborate reception on Tuesday afternoon.

In attendance were cabinet secretaries Najib Balala (Mining) and Eugene Wamalwa (Water and Irrigation) and Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet.

The diplomats present included Remi Marechaux (France), Dr Christian Turner (Britain), Hesham Ali Shariff (Libya), Mariano Deng Ngor (South Sudan), Pavel Rezac (Czech Republic) and Malek Hossein Givzad (Iran).