Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Governor Prof. Anyang Nyong’o Thanks FedEx for starting Direct Flights to Kenya

Cohen 1
Steve Cohen

KDRTV News Memphis U.S -Governor Nyong’o Thanks FedEx International for Direct Flights to Kenya.

Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o has thanked the President and the entire board of management for FedEx International Group for honoring a pledge of starting direct flights to Kenya which was already in the works but got a boost by the visit of the Kenyan Delegation who passionately requested for the expediting of the process so that both countries can harness the business potential.

Governor Nyong'o at the FedEx Facility in Memphis Tennessee

Governor Nyong’o at the FedEx Facility in Memphis Tennessee

Read More: FedEx Maiden Flight to Kenya 

Prof. Anyang Nyong’o while leading a delegation of Governors from Kenya to Memphis Tennessee in 2019 for an Economic, Cultural, and Educational forum, made a maiden request to the FedEx group to tap into the opportunities the Company can gain by starting a direct flight from Memphis to Nairobi and if possible, to Kisumu to spur economic growth and development in the entire East and Central African Region.

Former World Kick Boxing Champion with Governor Nyong'o at the Tom Mboya Celebration at Kukutana Center in Memphis

Former World Kick Boxing Champion with Governor Nyong’o at the Tom Mboya Memorial Celebration at Kukutana Center in Memphis

Antony Amp. Elmore with Congressman Steve Cohen

Antony Amp. Elmore with Congressman Steve Cohen,  Governor Nyong’o, and the Ms. Tracy Sow

The Forum was coordinated with the help of Tennessee State Representative Joe Towns in collaboration with the former World Kickboxing Champion Antony Amp. Elmore who is tirelessly working so hard to connect African American businessmen and women to the African emerging Marketing in areas like tourism, sports, education, trade, and the Memphis Chamber of Commerce.

The forum’s technical liaison in charge of communication and security was Ms. Tracy Sow who ensured all the programs and visits ran smoothly and seamlessly without any hitch and the Government and the private sector participants were always at the right place and at the right time.

C05270A6 285E 482D B504 CFC920E2C6B3

Congressman Steve Cohen with Gov. Nyong’o at the famous hotel where Dr. King was assassinated

Read More: Governor Nyong’o Visit to Memphis Tennessee 

Governor Nyong’o and his crew were given a special tour of the FedEx facility in Memphis and were really impressed by the state-of-the-art facility which doubles as the international headquarters or hub for logistics.

A0848DE7 9E5D 42B6 A28C E6A1A3B1DA7B

Gov. Nyong’o meeting Professors from Memphis Area colleges

The Economic Forum was organized by the U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen and the Memphis Chamber of Commerce which has tremendously vouched for bilateral trade between Kenya and the U.S. which can be very beneficial not only to Kenya but the entire East African region.

1BE1879B AC17 4CE5 A84E FBF711F4AC2B

Kenyan delegation arrive at the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis Tennessee

Kenya is East and Central Africa’s economic giant which boasts of good infrastructure and a well-educated society and is also becoming a Tech Giant center which has attracted Google, Apple, and Microsoft which are known to be the driving force in the technology world.


885E7E47 6F54 4872 BDED 7A03A9A5A89E

Governor Nyong’o presents a gift to the Chairperson of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce Ms. Beverly Robertson

Governor Nyong’o was also the chief guest for the yearly celebration of Thomas Joseph Mboya and was elated at how the former Kenyan Minister for Economic Planning and Development who was assassinated in 1969 was celebrated as a hero by the Black American brothers and friends in the United States.

One of the delegate members, the former Deputy Governor for Kericho County the late Susan Kikwai shed tears as the African Americans narrated their firsthand ordeal on slavery and the impact it still has in the African American community though it was abolished by President Abraham Lincoln on December 6, 1865 after an act of Congress in January 31, 1865 dubbed the 13th Amendment to the U.S Constitution.

Tennessee State Rep. Joe Towns with Governor Nyong'o

Tennessee State Rep. Joe Towns with Governor Nyong’o at the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Entrance

The building where the celebration took place bears a Kiswahili name Kukutana (meeting point) Center.

The building has a very rich historical heritage with artifacts ranging from the Slavery era to this date and has always been used to commemorate African leaders who fought for justice and paid the price to liberate their people.

B5679A69 C37B 48DA AAF3 EBAA783883E3

Governor Nyong’o at Kukutana Center Memphis Tennessee

Congressman Steve Cohen promised to visit Kenya the following year but because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the plans were cancelled to a later date.





Subscribe to watch latests videos
Click to comment

You May Also Like


(KDRTV) – Popular and controversial man of the cloth Pastor James Ng’ang’a of the Neno Evangelism Centre has a serious battle in his hands...


(KDRTV) – Zari Hassan is a Ugandan socialite and entrepreneur based in South Africa. She was married to the Late Uganda tycoon Ivan Don...


A high-ranking government official in Tanzania has claimed that Dr. John Pombe Magufuli was killed by the Chinese in collaboration with the Western Countries


(KDRTV) – As a member of the commonwealth nations, Kenya has an almost identical military structure to that of the British Army. Today we...