From the left: Madam Valerie Coulibaly,Amb Yaya Toure and Mr. Tiemoko Coulibaly

From the left: Madam Valerie Coulibaly, Amb Yaya Toure and Mr. Tiemoko Coulibaly

A cocktail evening was held on Tuesday 29th October 2013 by the Honorary Consulate of Cote d’Ivoire in Kenya that hosted top, international sports idol Yaya Toure.

Manchester City and Cote d’Ivoire National football team, “The Elephants” player received a warm and engaging reception during his brief one day stay in Nairobi while on official duty with United Nations body

Held at the Honorary Consulate of Cote d’Ivoire in Kenya, Mrs Valerie Z. Coulibaly’s residence in Lavington, guests enjoyed an evening of networking, socialising and interacting with Yaya Toure, who has been voted African Footballer of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and recently appoint Goodwill Ambassador to UNEP: a truly inspirational individual. The Honorary Consulate for Cote d’Ivoire in Kenya fully supports UNEP in its efforts to minimise wildlife crime, predominantly elephant poaching in the case of Yaya Toure’s involvement and are overly pleased that Yaya Toure has been recognised as a valuable and influential public figure capable of uplifting their goals and efforts

Amongst invited guests were countless CEO’s and MD’s of global organisations with regional offices in Kenya. These included Google Kenya, Toyota Kenya, L’oreal East Africa, LG Electronics, Ecobank Kenya.

Mrs Coulibaly is also the CEO of marketing company Africnsens, based in Cote d’Ivoire, with regional offices in Nairobi as well. Africnsens and Yaya Toure’s communications team have been in recent talks to establish a partnership for his regional contracts.

The Africnsens team including Project Manager Ms Cate Sidede and Logistics Manager Mr. Brian Njoroge OR The Honorary Consulate in Cote d’Ivoire team including Executive Administator Cate Sidede and Chief of Protocol Mr. Brian Njoroge put together an evening that offered guests authentic Ivorian hospitality, hence the evening being dubbed an ‘alloco cocktail’ which many Ivorian nationals can relate to.