Centenary Commemorations Event

International Nations honouring the service that their fellow countrymen played during the East African Campaign of the First World War

THURSDAY 28th AUGUST

voi war graves

Voi Commonwealth war Graves

17.30 Voi Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Commemorative

Remembrance Service

FRIDAY 29th AUGUST

09:00 Mashoti WW1 Fort, tour of Fort

10:30 Depart from Mashoti for Taveta

12:30 Taveta community market food stalls

14:00 Commemorative Remembrance Service Taveta CWGC Cemetery with recognition of the Indian Cemetery

THE PLACING OF THE WREATH by High Commissioners, Ambassadors or Representatives of the following nations:-

  • Kenya
  • Britain
  • Australian
  • New Zealand
  • Indian
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • South African High
  • Germany
  • Malawi
  • Uganda
  • Tanzania
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • West Indies
  • Belgian
  • Portugal
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

15:00 Dedication of Memorial at old Mahoo Church & Cemetery
16:00 Optional tours of Salaita Hill &/or Snipers Baobab Tree
16:30 National Flags of the 21 Nations raised in honour of the fallen.

Flag bearers march to flag poles lead by Boy Scouts & Girl Guides and the Kenya Wildlife Services Band, marching to “Funga Safari” (the Kings African Rifles marching song). Guard of Honour formed.

Kenya National Anthem, Flags raised.

2 minutes silence

Last Post or ‘Sunset’ (KWS Band)

17:30 Official Function closes

SATURDAY 30th AUGUST

Optional tours to Crater Hill Fort in Tsavo West National Park guided by KWS Rangers.

Or tours of Maktau and Picket Hill Observation Post.


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