H.E. Lazarus AMAYO

High Commissioner

H.E Lazarus O. Amayo, High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom has held several senior public positions before his current assignment among them: Director for Europe and Commonwealth Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, High Commissioner of Kenya to Zambia and Malawi, as well as High Commissioner to India with concurrent accreditation to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Singapore. Permanent Representative to COMESA, Ag. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Director of Administration and Head of International Organizations and Conferences (Multilateral Relations) Division in the same Ministry.

Prior to diplomatic service, Ambassador Amayo served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Managing Director of Catering Levy Trustees (a parastatal in Kenya). He was elected as Member of Parliament for Karachuonyo Constituency in the Kenya National Assembly (6th Parliament 1989-1992) and appointed an assistant Minister, Ministry of Education during the same period. He also worked as Human Resource Manager with the Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation.

He holds a Master of Arts degree (MA) in Political Science from the University of Delhi and Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Spicer Memorial College in India.

He is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (MKIM), and Member of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). H.E Amayo has widely travelled and represented Kenya in many regional and international conferences. He is married and has three children. He enjoys reading, tennis and chess.

Tel: 020 7636 2371/5 ext 221/218
Email: hc@kenyahighcom.org.uk