The first Annual Scientific Conference of the Kenya Society of Anaesthesiologists was held at The Aga Khan Hospital lecture theatre in Nairobi in 1994. As the number of members grew, it became necessary to move the annual scientific conferences and refresher courses from hospital lecture theatres to hotels and convention centres.

Whereas SAEA did not charge conference registration fees due to low cost of institutional scientific conference facilities and sponsorship by the WFSA, KSA found it necessary to charge registration fees once the venues for the annual conferences were moved to hotels and convention centres. It was Dr. Jane Kabutu and Dr. David Otieno who championed the society’s bold step to move its conferences away from confined lecture theatres in hospitals.