“Every year, the AKDN touches the lives of over 7.5 million Kenyans directly and 4 million indirectly. The visit to Kenya marks the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee— 60 years since his accession to his role of spiritual leadership, and is part of a year-long celebration which commenced on July 11, 2017. The Diamond Jubilee celebrations represent both a recognition of the Aga Khan’s work over the last 60 years and an opportunity to launch new initiatives” — Excerpts from Daily Nation report, Friday, April 13, 2018.
Prepared and compiled by ABDULMALIK MERCHANT
with special coverage by ZAFEERA KASAAM and TAZMINA KASSAM
The purpose of this post is to provide external links as well as special reports and photos prepared for Barakah on Mawlana Hazar Imam’s current Diamond Jubilee visit to Kenya.
Most recently, we provided coverage of His Highness the Aga Khan’s visits to the USA and India, and in an earlier must read post Barakah covered his travels to 7 countries that he undertook between July 11, 2017 to January 31, 2018 clocking at least 80,000 kms.
Barakah: Coverage of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee Visit to Kenya
Aga Khan Departs Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam grants Darbar
- Exclusive article in Barakah: An inspiring and moving account of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee Darbar in Nairobi
- Report and photos in The Ismaili: Mawlana Hazar Imam grants Darbar before departing Kenya (includes departure photos)
Aga Khan meets President Uhuru Kenyatta
- State House Communique on the official visit to Kenya by His Highness the Aga Khan – Hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims during his Diamond Jubilee Nairobi 13th April, 2018
- Report and photos in The Ismaili: President Kenyatta welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam at the State House
Aga Khan Arrives
Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Nairobi on Thursday April 12, 2018 to commence his Diamond Jubilee visit. He plane landed at 5:27 PM local time.
- Report and photos in the Daily Nation: The Aga Khan visits Kenya as he marks his Diamond Jubilee
- Report and photos in Citizen: Aga Khan arrives in Nairobi for Diamond Jubilee
- Report and photos in The Ismaili: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kenya
AGA KHAN LANDS: VIDEO BY ZAFEERA KASSAM
His Highness the Aga Khan in Kenya: Pre-Arrival
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE AGA KHAN COUNCIL FOR KENYA
EXCITEMENT BEFORE VISIT
Date posted: April 11, 2018
Last updated: April 18, 2018.
Note: An earlier version of this post included Zafeera Kassam’s wonderful poem “Someone is Coming.” This poem has now been moved to Expressions for the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan: Calligraphy; Ya Mawla you are there; Someone is coming; and Darbar 2018
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