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Italian Embassy marks National Day

The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946

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• Dignitaries from various embassies thronged the event, which took place on May 3

Italian Ambassador Alberto Pieri and Foreign Affairs Middle East representative Jacqueline Yonga
Italian Ambassador Alberto Pieri and Foreign Affairs Middle East representative Jacqueline Yonga
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Italian Ambassador Alberto Pieri and his wife Emilce Pieri recently hosted dignitaries, leaders, businessmen and Italian residents in Kenya to a grand lunch reception to mark the country's national day at their residence.

The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.

The chief guest was Foreign Affairs Middle East representative Jacqueline Yonga.

Deputy Italian Ambassador Angela Loi and Italian ambassador's wife Emilce Pieri
Deputy Italian Ambassador Angela Loi and Italian ambassador's wife Emilce Pieri
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Ukranian Ambassador Andrii Peavednyk with Ilaria Heckner and her husband Swiss Ambassador Ralf Heckner
Ukranian Ambassador Andrii Peavednyk with Ilaria Heckner and her husband Swiss Ambassador Ralf Heckner
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Khalid Mohammed and German Ambassador Annett Gunther
Khalid Mohammed and German Ambassador Annett Gunther
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Stanbic executive banker Stephen Yuri and Lydia Nyabuti
Stanbic executive banker Stephen Yuri and Lydia Nyabuti
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Consolata Sister Evangelia Fratus and Paulai Sister Claru Zaniboni
Consolata Sister Evangelia Fratus and Paulai Sister Claru Zaniboni
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