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Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi opened Britain’s first Kenya Coffee House in Romford, Essex, East London on Thursday.
As the sun set in Essex, Mr Muturi cut the ribbon of the Coffee House in North Road, cheered by scores of Kenyans invited to the event.
He praised its founders, UK-based Kenyans Joash Robinson Wena and Susan Gakungu for making the effort to “fly the Kenyan flag” in Britain and wished them well in their new venture.
Mr Muturi was accompanied by a delegation of Kenyan parliamentarians including Clerk of the National Assembly Justin Bundi and Konoin Member of Parliament Sam Koech.
Mr Wena said this was the first of the many Kenya Coffee Houses as he hopes to build a chain in the UK, Kenya and other parts of the world.
The Coffee House will serve a Kenyan menu daily. It imports its tea and coffee directly from Kenya.