Jamaicans in Kenya welcome Prime Minister with dance and cake

Prime Minister Andrew Holness cutting cake with members of the Diaspora in Nairobi in Kenya.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has met with members of the Jamaican Diaspora in Nairobi, Kenya.

“I have often said there’s hardly a country in the world where we cannot find a Jamaican,” Holness posted on Instagram.

The prime minister is in the country for the 9th African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) conference.

Members of the Jamaican Diaspora organized a brief representational display of traditional Maasai dance for the prime minister. After the performance, the Maasai warriors invited Holness to jump with them.

Holness said: “I was amazed at how high they could jump; I barely got off the ground. Back to the gym for me!”

He said he was privileged to meet with and address the Jamaican Diaspora and that he was “very impressed with their turnout and talent”.

He said: “I gave an update on Jamaica and indicated that we are working hard to bring prosperity to all Jamaicans whether they’re at home or abroad.”