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Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

We welcome guests to our website and invite them to help us and our relief organisation to make this world a better place, for the benefit of the needy and the poor, the sick and the handicapped.

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Aug 13, 2012

29 September 2012 - 30 June 2012

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Gianfranco, the Order of Malta’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya. He died in an accident on the morning of Saturday 30th June 2012 whilst flying his plane in an air display in South Africa.
Gianfranco’s passion for Kenya began aged 13 when he first visited Kenya. From that time on his love for the country deepened. When he became a Knight of the Order of Malta he saw that he could do more for the welfare of the Kenyan people by negotiating a bilateral relation between the two governments.

Gianfranco presented his credentials to H.E. Mwai Kibaki, President of the Republic of Kenya on July 9th 2008. For the next 4 years Gianfranco worked tirelessly and with tremendous ambition and determination to improve the conditions of the poor and sick in Kenya.

Gianfranco’s legacy will continue. Although his generous spirit and wonderful ability to reach out to people at all levels will be sorely missed, we will keep his memory alive by continuing to fulfil his hopes and dreams for the charitable work he began.

Alice Murphy has been appointed Chargé d’Affaires a.i. with immediate effect and until a replacement Ambassador is appointed.

More information regarding the project will be given in the next edition – it is all in the conception stage at the moment – but the focus will be on primary school health and sanitation.

Should you wish to make a donation in his memory contact Alice Murphy: amurphy@smomkenya.org or donate online.