The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Former Seychelles President in Nairobi

The founding Seychelles president Sir James Mancham  was hosted on Tuesday evening at the Sarova Stanley for a private  dinner. Mancham who was officially welcomed by the hotel's general  manager David Gachuru will be staying in the country for a week and is here on private business.

Mancham  was the first Prime Minister of the Island (1976) and founding  President of the Republic on June 29, 1976. He was the victim of a coup  d'état of June 5, 1977, when he was in London to attend the  Commonwealth Heads of State Conference and celebrate the Jubilee of  Queen Elizabeth II.

He lived in exile in London until his return in 1992 to bring his voice to the country's return to multi-party democracy.

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