My children went to school in Nairobi, new British High Commissioner says as he assumes office
The new British High Commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan on Monday arrived in Nairobi to take up his position as Head of Mission at the British High Commission.
Speaking on his arrival, the new British High Commissioner to Kenya, he expressed his joy noting that his children went to school in the Capital.
“I first visited Kenya in 1977, my children went to school in Nairobi, and I have visited Kenya many times, for work and pleasure. I am delighted to have returned and am looking forward to exploring magical Kenya,” Wigan said.
“I look forward to working with the Government of Kenya on the priorities of our Strategic Partnership, particularly the Sh500 billion of UK investment in clean, green infrastructure projects including Nairobi Railway City, Menengai Geothermal Plant, Grand High Falls Dam and the Malindi Solar Expansion project.”
Wigan was appointed British High Commissioner to Kenya in April. He succeeds Jane Marriott who was transferred to another Diplomatic Service appointment.
The United Kingdom government said Wigan would take up his appointment in July.
Prior to his appointment, Wigan was Tel Aviv Ambassador since 2019.
He has also served as a UK Ambassador to Kinshasa and Mogadishu as well as FCO Director of Africa.
Jane Marriott has been British High Commissioner to Kenya since September 2019.
Prior to taking up the position, she was Director of the UK’s Joint International Counter-Terrorism Unit. In that role, she had responsibility for the overall design of the UK’s international counter-terrorism strategies, working with cross-Government and international stakeholders.