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Women in Tourism hold all-white gala dinner

The association rewarded a standard six drop out for conserving mangrove and travel writer Rupi Mangat for higlighting stories in tourism and conservation

In Summary

• The Kenya Association of Women in tourism held its AGM in Malindi.

• They planted mangroves then held an all-white gala dinner.

KAWT members during the all-white gala dinner
All White Gaka night KAWT members during the all-white gala dinner
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The Kenya Association of Women in Tourism on Saturday night awarded a conservationist and a journalist for their exemplary works to promote tourism and environment.

Joyce Marinda, 51, a standard six dropout, scooped the Woman of Excellence award, while Rupi Mangat, a travel journalist writing for Saturday Nation, was rewarded for her writing about tourism products and environment.

The awarding ceremony, an all-white gala dinner party, was held at Ocean Beach Resort and Spa after the annual general meeting.

More than 50 members of the KAWT were present, including national chairperson Jane Adams, Coast chairperson Cate Mwikali and KICC CEO Nana Gecaga.

KAWT Coast chair Cate Mwikali
All White Gaka Dinner KAWT Coast chair Cate Mwikali
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Kilifi Tourism executive Nahida Mohamed rewards Joyce Marimba the Woman of Excellence award
All White Gala dinner Kilifi Tourism executive Nahida Mohamed rewards Joyce Marimba the Woman of Excellence award
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KAWT national chair Jane Adam and member Liz Ayany dance with other association members
All White Gala dinner KAWT national chair Jane Adam and member Liz Ayany dance with other association members
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KAWT members take selfies
All White Dinner KAWT members take selfies
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