[11th August 2015]

KENYA'S AMBASSADOR ATTENDS CEREMONY TO HONOR VICTIMS OF ATOMIC BOMB ATTACK IN 1945.

His Excellency Ambassador S.K. Maina this week joined scores of dignitaries who attended ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to commemorate 70 years since the loss of thousands of innocent lives following a nuclear Bomb attack in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This year's memorial ceremonies were attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ambassadors, US Under-secretary for arms control Rose Gottemoeller and other foreign dignitaries as bells tolled in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to mark 70 years since the nuclear attack that ended World War II.

On 6th August 2015, H.E. Ambassador Maina attended an event presided over by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui as tens of thousands of Japanese nationals held a solemn memorial ceremony in Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park. The observed a moment of silence at 8.15am in solemn remembrance of approximately 140,000 innocent lives that were lost when the city was burned down by radiation on August 6, 1945. This occurred after a USA B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed "Little Boy" over Hiroshima city.

On 9th August, 2015, His Excellency the Ambassador again laid a wreath at the port city of Nagasaki to commemorate the lives of more than 70,000 people, who died following a similar nuclear attack on 9th August, 1945.

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