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Over the course of the year, these have been joined by Government and Shadow Ministers, and prominent people from the worlds of business, the arts and sciences.

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This gave Britain the corner shop owner from Kenya who changed its retail trade. IN their hundreds, Asians left Kenya to settle in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. Quit Notices were issued to Asian shopkeepers in Kenya to promote the locals.

This Africanisation of trade went on until 1977 as many Asians started small factories.

Since their arrival in Britain, the thousands of people forced to leave Uganda, with no more than £50 and one suitcase of belongings, have made lifelong friendships with those who welcomed them to their towns and homes in a dark hour.’ The Trust also received a special message from the Prime Minister David Cameron, who said: ‘The British Uganda Asian community has made an enormous contribution to our society and offers us a wealth of examples of hard work and charity, yielding real success and lasting achievement.

This plaque and this celebration are a fitting culmination of a year of commemoration of the momentous events of 1972.’ Marcella M’Rabety, Stansted Airport’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said: “Stansted Airport is very pleased to support the India Overseas Trust as it marks the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda.

ARRIVAL OF BRITISH UGANDAN ASIANS CELEBRATED AT STANSTED AIRPORT Just over 41 years ago, Stansted Airport saw the arrival of a small group of Ugandan Asians expelled by Idi Amin, the first of some 28,500 to be welcomed to Britain.

At a celebration hosted by Stansted Airport on Friday 8 November, a permanent plaque in memory of the challenges and achievements of the diaspora was unveiled by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Petre, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, marking the end of a year of commemoration.

Global terror came to Kenya in 1998 when the American embassy was bombed in Nairobi, killing hundreds.It should also be noted that this one year celebration was an initiative by British Uganda Asians in the UK.Many British politicians could not attend because of heavy Parliamentary schedule in both Houses.In 1972, Idi Amin surfaced in Uganda and ordered all Asians to leave.This had a ripple effect in Kenya as some Kenya African openly supported Amin. President Kenyatta died in 1978 and his Vice President Daniel arap Moi took his reins.Asians had a tough time being loyal to the British rulers and quietly helping the African freedom fighters.


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