Jo Cox: Nairobi remembers slain MP

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Jo Cox memorial Nairobi
The memorial service for Jo Cox in Nairobi. Photo: Twitter/sidchat1

The UK High Commission in Kenya have held a memorial for Jo Cox, the Labour MP and mother of two was shot and stabbed in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday.

The service, attended by High Commissioner Nic Hailey, was one of many held worldwide for the politician on what would have been her 42nd birthday.

In London, her family sailed down the River Thames in a memorial boat before an “an event for a wonderful woman” in Trafalgar Square.

Jo Cox memorial Nairobi
The memorial service for Jo Cox in Nairobi. Photo: Twitter/sidchat1

The boat, covered in roses and bore the name “Yorkshire Rose”, was pulled along by a barge carrying her husband Brendan Cox and children Lejla, three, and Cuillin, five.

As well as the memorial in Nairobi, other services took place in Washington DC, Dublin, Brussels, Oslo, Buenos Aires, Auckland and Beirut.

Mrs Cox was attacked outside a library on her way to a constituency surgery.

52-year-old Thomas Mair, from Birstall, has been charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

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