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King Charles Meets with Religious Leaders in Kenya

On the final day of his journey to Kenya, King Charles III met with religious leaders in Mombasa to urge peace.

On a rainy Friday morning, the King visited East Africa’s oldest mosque and Mombasa’s Anglican church, where he met leaders from the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and African Traditional Faiths.

Coast Interfaith Council of Clergy was founded 120 years ago. The king, who is the official Supreme Governor of the Church of England,” dedicated a plaque commemorating his visit to Mombasa Memorial Cathedral.

The region has suffered the effects of radicalization and terrorism attacks.

The rain thwarted Charles and Queen Camilla’s intentions to travel in an electric tuktuk to Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mombasa’s Old Town.

The king and queen were treated to a ritual dance by the coastal Mijikenda village at the fort before boarding a tuktuk — an electric motorized rickshaw — for a photo opportunity.

The royal pair were subsequently escorted out of Mombasa’s Moi International Airport by President William Ruto and first lady Rachel Ruto, capping off Charles’ first state visit to a Commonwealth country as king.

The King’s four-day journey focused on initiatives to address climate change, as well as support for the creative arts, technology, and youth.

The four-day trip was rich in symbolism. While visiting a wildlife preserve in the East African nation — then a British colony — in 1952, Charles’ mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II, learnt she had become the United Kingdom’s monarch.

Written by PH

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