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Introduction

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.

Vision

A peaceful, prosperous and globally competitive Kenya

Mission

To project, promote and protect Kenya’s interests and image globally through innovative diplomacy, and contribute towards a just, peaceful and equitable world.

Strategic Objectives
To protect Kenya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
To promote national, regional and international peace, security and stability
To promote Economic Cooperation, International Trade, and Investment
To promote and safeguard Kenya’s interests abroad
To promote Kenyan Diaspora engagement and enhance Consular services
To enhance Public Diplomacy and Stakeholders Engagement
To strengthen policy, legal and institutional capacity
Core Function
Management of Kenya’s Foreign Policy
Management of Bilateral and Multilateral Relations
Liaison with International and Regional Organizations
Management of Kenya’s Missions and Embassies Abroad
Liaison with Foreign Missions in Kenya
Ratification of Treaties, Conventions, and Agreements
Management of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities
Coordination of State and Official Visits
Handling of Protocol Matters
Provision of Consular Matters
Management of Joint Commissions with other Countries
Official Communications on Foreign Affairs and Global Issues
International Trade Affairs
Trade Representative – Special Advisory/Negotiation Services
Management of Kenya’s Diaspora Issues
Core Values of the Ministry
Customer focus: We shall treat our customers with courtesy, respect and promptness.
Patriotism: Our staff shall exercise loyalty and uphold allegiance to the Republic of Kenya at all times.
Team spirit: We shall promote teamwork to enhance service delivery. The Ministry will further inculcate a sense of shared and collective responsibility for the execution of its mandate.
Professionalism: Our members of staff shall exercise high level of professional competence and confidentiality in all their work.
Ethics and Integrity: We will embrace transparency and accountability in all operations of the Ministry.
Equity and fairness: We shall promote justice, impartiality and diversity in all our dealings.
Foreign Policy

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;

Economic diplomacy

Peace diplomacy

Environmental diplomacy

Cultural diplomacy

Diaspora diplomacy

Diaspora Diplomacy

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

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Message from The High Commissioner
Notice to Members of the Public:

This is to notify you that Monday 21st October, 2019 is a public holiday in Kenya. The Mission shall hence remain closed this Monday.

We shall resume normal operations on Tuesday