NAIROBI, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday presided over the opening of the new regional Eastern Africa headquarters for World Vision International, an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization which has operated in Kenya since 1974.’

The new headquarters in Nairobi will serve as the nerve centre for the World Vision’s operations in the wider Eastern Africa regionm including Ethiopia and Eritrea.

President Kenyatta said he was pleased to officiate at the ceremony because he appreciates the role World Vision plays in supporting vulnerable groups in society, especially children.

While congratulating World Vision for its long list of successes, he named some of the prominent Kenyans who have benefited directly from the organization’s interventions, among them Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Supreme Court Judge Justice Isaac Lenaola, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, Kajiado East Member of Parliament Peris Tobiko and former MP Lina Jebii Kilimo, among others.

President Kenyatta thanked the organization, which has more than 6,000 employees in the region, for choosing Kenya to be its regional hub.

That you have chosen Kenya for your new regional headquarters is proof of the strength of our partnership, and of your commitment to the children of the region. For our part, we thank you for your years of labour, and we welcome this new commitment, said President Kenyatta.

Source: NAM News Network