Kenya High Commission London announces inaugural Diplomatic Golf Tournament
Thursday, July 28, 2022
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The Kenya High Commission, London, will host the inaugural Kenya Diplomatic Golf Tournament on Friday 29 July 2022 at The Shire course in North London.

The tournament, title sponsored by Safaricom via Mpesa, will be held at the only course in the UK designed by golf icon Seve Ballesteros. Seve Ballesteros is no stranger to Kenya, but a friend. He was the winner of the Kenya Open Golf Tournament in 1978. This one-day golf tournament will bring more than 70 international golfers together to explore the fairways, greens, bunkers and rough of this extraordinary course.

Participants from High Commissions and Embassies, international organizations and governments will tee off with members of the Kenyan and international business communities and other friends of Kenya from the United Kingdom and across the globe.

The Tournament is designed to highlight the profile of Kenyan Tourism in the United Kingdom and Europe, while drawing attention to the critical opportunity Kenya gives in convening and providing support for important charitable causes, including education.

Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK, Amb.  Manoah Esipisu, says, “This is a great opportunity for our country to showcase who we are as a People, the opportunities on the path of prosperity, the diversity we cherish and an opportunity for networking with strategic business partners.

"This inaugural golf tournament is the beginning of what I believe will be a legacy of strengthening diplomatic ties through this important sport across countries, building bridges in the public and private sectors and giving back to our communities.”

"After the presence of Kenyans at the Wimbledon and The Open Golf tournament in St Andrews, our Mission's event is well timed at the start of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and will continue to focus us on sport as a key pillar in bringing our country together," Amb. Esipisu added.

The tournament is title sponsored by tech group Safaricom via Mpesa, as well as national carrier Kenya Airways, remittances specialists Nala and TapTapSend and the Naserian Foundation with Media Farm Studios. For more information, please visit the golf website:


About The Kenya High Commission, London: The Kenya High Commission London is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Kenya to the United Kingdom. It was established in 1963 to pursue Kenya’s national interest in the United Kingdom. The mission is also accredited to the International Maritime Organization, and the Commonwealth of Nations. Kenya and the UK enjoy cordial relations, and the mission's mandate is to forge closer relations between the people of Kenya and the people of United Kingdom in pursuit of deeper bilateral and multilateral cooperation in trade and investments, culture, science and technology as well as other fields for mutual benefit. For more information about The Kenya High Commission, London, please visit:

About The Shire, London: The Shire London, Seve Ballesteros' only designed golf course in the UK, is set within 220 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. The Shire London is a unique course layout consisting of three distinctive styles; links, parkland and American. The Seve Masters course at The Shire London is laid out like few other golf courses in the world. There are six par 5s, six par 4s and six par 3s, and on both the front 9 and the back 9, no two consecutive holes are the same par, with equal numbers of par 3s, 4s and 5s. This gives maximum variety, and maximum enjoyment - a core philosophy of Seve's designs. For more information on The Shire London, please visit:

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