The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: An Outstanding Skal President's Evening Ball

Last Friday evening, Mayfair Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi hosted a sizzling-hot party in honour of outgoing Skal President, Lucy Macridis- Makumbi.

Skal is an international organisation of people in the travel industry. The first Kenyan woman to head the prestigious organisation, Macridis was overjoyed as she officially handed over the leadership mantle to the new President, Tony Muiruri, Sales Director at the Tribe Hotels.

In her brief speech, she cautioned Kenyans against going back to the dark days of 2007/2008 post-election violence that almost brought the tourism and hospitality industry to its knees.

"In this very room, we charted the way forward of recovering the tourism industry. We don't want to go back there. If we can bring the world to Kenya, we need to be positive about our country". The Skal members in attendance from the Nairobi travel industry partied the night away as they danced to soothing music played.

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