THE CAVALCADE of cars came into drive way, under the bowing palm trees, past the blaze of rich petunias and salvias, to the huge complex at Parklands. It brought Mowlana Hazar Imam and Begum Salimah who were to grace a grand Darbar. For a moment one's mind went back to weeks prior to this revered moment.
H.H.The Aga Khan arrived in Mombasa on 22nd July for AKDN work, meetings with government officials in the East Africa region.
He landed in Nairobi on 25th and will be visiting the AKUH the next day leaving on 28th for Dar es Salaam and then heading to Zanzibar for the opening of the Forodhani Park on 30th.
Princess Zahra is presently in Nairobi since 20th July for AKU Board of Trustees meetings.
His highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, today visited the construction site of the $50 million heart and cancer centre of the Aga khan university hospital (Nairobi), which is expected to be completed in 2010. The centre will be the first in the region to provide high quality cardiac and oncology care to patients using state-of-the-art technology and equipment, and will be a part of the aga khan universitys faculty of health sciences, east Africa first premier private medical school.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on professionals trained locally to commit a fraction of their careers to serve the country. Raila said the government incurs losses through migration of professionals abroad. He was speaking at his office when he met his Highness the Aga khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili community.