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;
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:-
To provide effective and responsive consular services
To facilitate Kenyans Abroad to participate in national development
To promote the access by Kenyans to the international labour market
To utilize outstanding Kenyans
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
Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kenya Contacts
Physical Location: Old Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue Postal Address: P.O Box 30551 – 00100 G.P.O Town/City: NAIROBI, Kenya Tel: +254 20 3318888 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mfa.go.ke
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."