Salama Fikira Derby – April 12, 2015 – #SFkenyaderby2015

Salama Fikira Derby – April 12, 2015 – #SFkenyaderby2015

The Third Annual Salama Fikira Kenya Derby 2015 For the third consecutive year, Salama Fikira will be sponsoring the Kenya Derby on Sunday 12th April 2015 at the Ngong Racecourse in Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Derby is the biggest event of its kind in East Africa’s horseracing circuit. This year will mark the 110th anniversary of horse racing in Kenya. “Salama Fikira is delighted to sponsor the Kenya Derby and looks forward to an exhilarating day celebrating 110 years of horse racing in Kenya. The sport has earned a lot of respect and reached an important milestone.” said Salama Fikira CEO Conrad Thorpe OBE. “By supporting this classic event, Salama Fikira hopes to grow the occasion into one of the primary sporting and social events on the Kenyan calendar.” The Salama Fikira Kenya Derby is a show of world class horse racing with activities for both adults and children. Gates open at 11.30am. Sub sponsors joining us on the day include, The Star Newspaper, Etihad Airways, dusit D2, Bridging the World Travel, Seedcol Global Shipping & Bob Morgan Security. Signature cocktails and delicious food will be provided by Brew Bistro, who once again are supporting the event. Nairobi, Kenya 25 March 2015 About Salama Fikira Group Salama Fikira is an African Risk Management Consultancy headquartered in Nairobi, with regional offices throughout east, central and west Africa. The company supports multi-sector industries in the land and maritime dimensions, creating business assurance in complex and difficult environments for private, corporate and government entities. Contact: For more details, please contact: T: (Ke) +254 20 269 3846 E: derby@salamafikira.com W: www.salamafikira.com    ...
Donald Garvie and the First Cinema in Kenya

Donald Garvie and the First Cinema in Kenya

Who were the Garvies and why did they come to the Uasin Gishu Plateau? The first white residents on the Plateau were the van Breda brothers – Bon, Dirk and Piet, who arrived in 1902. In the same year two more families arrived – Donald Garvie, a Scotsman, and his wife Cornelia (Nellie) Gertrude Steyn, and her youngest brother Stephen Steyn. The Steyns were a Boer family resident in Orange Free State. Donald Sutherland Garvie, born in Edinburgh on 3 June 1873 to Laurance Garvie and his wife Johanna Sutherland, had travelled to South Africa from Scotland as a boy, in 1880. He grew up in Knysna and Kimberley. An adventurous young man, he undertook a safari into Central Africa in 1899, and he was also present at the relief of Kimberley, because he and his four brothers all served in British regiments during the Boer War. When they arrived in East Africa, on 2 March 1904 five members of the Garvie family applied for land and were allowed to rent, illegally, 15,070 acres at ‘Nandi’ (on the Uasin Gishu Plateau). This land, four miles from the government fort at Kaptumo, was allocated by an official, James Walter Mayes, an Assistant Collector in the Kisumu district. Mayes was later dismissed for this transgression. Garvie then turned round and invited the Nandi to graze their stock on his land, on payment of rent. (DO, Kapsabet, Nandi Political Record Book, p.23). Unsurprisingly, the Nandi were unhappy with this arrangement, and the government hurriedly established boundaries for a Nandi Reserve, so that more land could not be alienated. In 1912 it was...