The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is mandated to pursue Kenya’s foreign policy in accordance with the constitution of Kenya, with the overarching objective of protecting, promoting and projecting the nation’s interest abroad.
A peaceful, prosperous and globally competitive Kenya
To project, promote and protect Kenya’s interests and image globally through innovative diplomacy, and contribute towards a just, peaceful and equitable world.
To pursue this objective, the Ministry has developed Kenya’s Foreign policy to guide its relations and diplomatic engagements with its partners. The policy is anchored on five interlinked pillars of diplomacy namely;
The Diaspora is one of the Pillars outlined in Kenya’s foreign policy. The Diaspora pillar aims to harness the diverse skills, expertise and potential of Kenyans living abroad, and facilitating their integration into the national development agenda.
The Government of Kenya recognizes the huge and untapped potential of Kenyans Abroad which can contribute to the country’s national development agenda. The Diaspora pillar aims to harness the diverse skills, knowledge, expertise and resources of Kenyans living abroad, and facilitating their integration into the national development agenda. This informs the Diaspora Pillar which seeks to harness the contribution of Kenyans living abroad through the implementation of the National Diaspora policy. The objectives of this pillar are to
Provide effective and responsive consular services
Facilitate Kenyans Abroad to participate in national development
Promote the access by Kenyans to the international labour market
Utilize outstanding Kenyans
Tap into the skills and resources of the Kenyans Abroad for national development