By MARION NDUNG’U
The Monday night ceremony coincided with a similar occasion at Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom.
Tourists and other invited guests thronged the historic hotel located inside the Aberdare National Park.
It was at the hotel where the Queen ascended to the throne after the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952.
About 4,150 beacons were lit in Britain and all Commonwealth countries.
The ceremony was presided over by the British High commission and the Ministry of Tourism.
The beacon was lit by the head of communication at the British High Commission Mr John Bradshaw who represented the newly appointed envoy Christian Turner.
International journalists were at Treetops Hotel to cover the event.
Aberdare Safari Hotels Chairman James Waibochi said the facility had already undergone a facelift.
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