Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya

A comprehensive guide to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya, their addresses (postal and physical), contacts (telephone and e-mail) and a link to the ministries website.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya is mandated to pursue the nation’s foreign policy in accordance with the constitution of Kenya. The Ministry has the overarching objective of protecting, promoting and projecting the country’s interest abroad.

The Strategic Objectives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya

The objectives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are:-
  • 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; and
  • To strengthen policy, legal and institutional capacity.

Core Mandate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya

  • 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


  • Foreign Services Institute
  • All Kenya Embassies as listed in Chapter Eleven

The Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya has developed the country’s Foreign policy to guide its relations and diplomatic engagements with its partners. The policy is anchored on five interlinked pillars of diplomacy namely;
  1. Economic diplomacy
  2. Peace diplomacy
  3. Environmental diplomacy
  4. Cultural diplomacy
  5. Diaspora diplomacy]
Diaspora Diplomacy
The Diaspora Diplomacy is one of the five interlinked pillars of diplomacy outlined in Kenya’s foreign policy. The Diaspora pillar aims at harnessing the diverse skills, expertise and potential of Kenyans living abroad, and facilitating their integration into national development.
The Government of Kenya recognizes the huge and untapped potential of Kenyans Abroad which can contribute to the national development agenda of the Country. The Diaspora Pillar seeks to harness the contribution of Kenyans living abroad through the implementation of the National Diaspora policy. The objectives of the Diaspora pillar are:-
  1. To provide effective and responsive consular services
  2. To facilitate Kenyans Abroad to participate in national development
  3. To promote the access by Kenyans to the international labour market
  4. To utilize outstanding Kenyans
  5. To tap into the skills and resources of the Kenyans Abroad for national development

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Cabinet Secretary: Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Principal Secretary: Amb. Monica Juma
Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Amb. (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya Contacts

Physical Location: Old Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue
Postal Address:
 P.O Box 30551 – 00100 G.P.O
+254 20 3318888

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