The idea of forming this society was conceived in 1993 at a meeting attended by a few select members of the anaesthesia fraternity at The Nairobi Hospital School of Nursing. During this meeting, it was felt that the anaesthetic fraternity in Kenya was growing in both numbers and specialities and its needs could not be adequately met by the regional body (Society of Anaesthesiologists of East Africa [SAEA] registered in 1975).