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EMBASSIES, HIGH COMMISSIONERS AND CONSULATES IN KENYA

Embassies, High Commissioners and Consulates are diplomatic missions that represent a foreign country known as the “Sending state” in another country known as the “host state”.

Establishment of diplomatic relations between states is by mutual consent. A country may have several different types of diplomatic missions in another country such as:

  • Permanent diplomatic missions
  • Consulate missions

Permanent diplomatic missions include;

  • Embassies & High Commissions
  • Permanent missions to international organisations established in places where the organisations are based.

Embassies are diplomatic missions sent to Non-Commonwealth Countries while High Commissions are diplomatic missions sent to Commonwealth Countries.

Embassies and High Commissions are governed by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 which defines the position and work for diplomatic missions.

The functions of diplomatic missions include:-

  • Representing the sending state in the receiving state.
  • Protecting the interests of the sending state and its nationals within the limits allowed under international law.
  • Negotiating with the Government of the receiving State.
  • Ascertaining by all lawful means conditions and developments in the receiving State, and reporting thereon to the Government of the sending State.
  • Promoting friendly relations between the sending State and the receiving State, and developing their economic, cultural and scientific relations.

On the other hand, consular posts are governed by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 Consulates are different from diplomatic mission in its functions. Whereas diplomatic missions are more concerned with political relations between two States, consular posts exercise a variety of administrative functions. Furthermore, while there can only be one diplomatic mission in a State, there can be more than one consulate in one State.

Kenya maintains the following diplomatic missions from the following countries.

List of Embassies in Kenya

  1. Embassy of Algeria

https://www.algerianembassy.co.ke/index.php

  • Embassy of the Republic of Angola

https://www.embassyofangolainkenya.org/en/

  • Embassy of Argentina

https://ekeny.cancilleria.gob.ar/en

  • Austrian Embassy

https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-nairobi/

  • Embassy of Azerbaijani in Kenya
  • Embassy of the Republic of Belarus

http://kenya.mfa.gov.by/en/

  • Belgian Embassy

https://kenya.diplomatie.belgium.be/en

  • Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium

www.diplomatie.belgium.be/kenya

  • Embassy of Brazil

http://nairobi.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

  1. Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
https://www.burundiembassy-kenya.org
  1. Embassy of Chile

https://chile.gob.cl/kenya/en/about-the-embassy/where-we-are/donde-estamos

  1. Embassy of the People’s Republic of China

http://ke.china-embassy.org/eng/

  1. Embassy of Colombia

https://kenia.embajada.gov.co

  1. Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo

https://www.embassypages.com/congodemocraticrepublic-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  1. Embassy of the Republic of Congo

https://www.embassypages.com/congorepublic-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  1. The Embassy of Costa Rica
  1. Embassy of Cuba

http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/kenya

  1. Embassy of the Czech Republic

www.mvz.cz/nairobi

http://misiones.minrex.gob.cu/en/kenya

  1. Royal Danish Embassy (Embassy of Denmark)

https://kenya.um.dk

  • Embassy of Djibouti

www.djiboutiembassy-ke.org

https://www.embassypages.com/djibouti-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Egypt

https://www.egyptembassy.org/location/kenya/

  • Embassy of the State of Eritrea

https://www.embassypages.com/eritrea-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Ethiopia

https://www.embassypages.com/ethiopia-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Finland

https://finlandabroad.fi/web/ken/mission/-/asset_publisher/dqNr4C30tdPU/contactInfoOrganization/id/121172

  • French Embassy

https://ke.ambafrance.org/-French-embassy-in-Nairobi-

  • German Embassy

https://nairobi.diplo.de/ke-en

  • Embassy of Greece

https://www.mfa.gr/missionsabroad/en/kenya.html

  • Embassy of Holy See : Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See

https://www.embassypages.com/holysee-apostolicnunciature-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Hungary

https://nairobi.mfa.gov.hu/eng

  • Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

https://kemlu.go.id/nairobi/en

  • Embassy of Iran

https://www.embassypages.com/iran-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Iraq

https://www.embassypages.com/iraq-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Ireland

https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/kenya/

  • Embassy of Israel

http://nairobi.mfa.gov.il

https://embassies.gov.il/nairobi/Pages/default.aspx

  • Embassy of Italy

www.ambnairobi.esteri.it

https://ambnairobi.esteri.it/ambasciata_nairobi/en/ambasciata/gli_uffici/gli-uffici.html

  • Embassy of Japan

https://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

  • Embassy of Jordan

https://www.embassypages.com/jordan-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of the Republic of  South Korea

http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/ke-en/index.do

  • Embassy of Kuwait

https://www.embassypages.com/kuwait-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Libya

https://www.embassypages.com/libya-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of the Order of Malta

http://smomkenya.org/contact-us.html

  • Embassy of Mexico

https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/kenia/

  • Embassy of Morocco

https://www.embassypages.com/morocco-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands

https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/kenya/about-us/embassy-in-nairobi

  • Royal Norwegian Embassy: Embassy of Norway

https://www.norway.no/en/kenya/

  • Embassy of Oman

https://www.embassypages.com/oman-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of the Philippines

https://nairobipe.dfa.gov.ph

  • Embassy of Poland

https://www.gov.pl/web/kenya

  • Embassy of Portugal

https://www.embassypages.com/portugal-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Qatar Embassy

http://nairobi.embassy.qa/en/news/detail/2020/01/02/the-embassy-of-qatar-in-nairobi-celebrates-the-national-day

  • Romanian Embassy

https://www.mae.ro/en/romanian-missions/3202

  • Embassy of the Russian Federation

https://russembkenya.mid.ru/en/

  • Embassy of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

https://www.embassypages.com/sahrawiarabdemocraticrepublic-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of Saudi Arabia

https://www.mofa.gov.sa/sites/mofaen/SaudiMissionsAbroad/SaudiEmbassiesAbroad/Africa/Pages/EmbassyID40896.aspx#

  • Embassy of Senegal

http://www.ambasenegal-ke.org

  • Embassy of the Republic of Serbia

http://nairobi.mfa.gov.rs/index.php

  • Embassy of Somalia

https://www.nairobiembassy.gov.so

  • Embassy of the Slovak Republic

https://www.mzv.sk/web/nairobi-en

  • Embassy of the Republic of Sudan

http://sudanembassyke.org

  • Embassy of the Republic of Korea

http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/ke-en/index.do

  • Embassy of Spain

http://www.exteriores.gob.es/embajadas/nairobi/es/Paginas/inicio.aspx

  • Embassy of Sweden

https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/kenya-nairobi/

  • Embassy of Switzerland

https://www.eda.admin.ch/nairothei

  • The Royal Thai Embassy

http://www.thaiembassy.org/nairobi/en

  • Turkish Embassy

http://nairobi.emb.mfa.gov.tr/Mission

  • Embassy of Ukraine

https://kenya.mfa.gov.ua/en

  • The United Arab Emirates Embassy

https://sp.mofaic.gov.ae/EN/DiplomaticMissions/Embassies/Nairobi/Services/Pages/Visa.aspx

  • United States Embassy

https://ke.usembassy.gov

  • Venezuelan Embassy

http://kenia.embajada.gob.ve/contacto/

  • Yemen Embassy

https://www.embassypages.com/yemen-embassy-nairobi-kenya

  • Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe

https://www.embassypages.com/zimbabwe-embassy-nairobi-kenya

List of High Commissions in Kenya

  1. Australian High Commission

https://kenya.embassy.gov.au

  • Bangladesh High Commission

https://bdhcnairobi.com/

  • British High Commission

https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-nairobi

  • High Commission of the Republic of Botswana

https://www.gobotswana.com/high-commission-republic-botswana-kenya

  • High Commission of Canada

https://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/kenya/index.aspx?lang=eng

  • Ghana High Commission

https://ghanahighcommission-ke.org

  • High Commission of India

https://www.hcinairobi.gov.in

  • High Commission of Malaysia

https://www.kln.gov.my/web/ken_nairobi/home/-/blogs

  • Malawi High Commission in Kenya

https://www.embassypages.com/malawi-highcommission-nairobi-kenya

  1. Namibia High Commission in Kenya

https://www.consulate-info.com/consulate/30938/Namibia-in-Nairobi

  1. Nigeria High Commission in Kenya

https://www.nigeriankenya.or.ke

  1. High Commission of Islamic Republic of Pakistan

https://www.embassypages.com/pakistan-highcommission-nairobi-kenya

  1. Mozambique High Commission

http://mozambiquehighcommission.co.ke

  1. Rwandan High Commission

http://www.kenya.embassy.gov.rw/about-the-high-commission.html

  1. Sierra Leone High Commission

https://www.slhckenya.org/?highcommission

  1. High Commission of the Republic of South Africa

https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/representatives-rsa/representatives-rsa/kenya-republic-south

  1. High Commission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

https://www.embassypages.com/srilanka-highcommission-nairobi-kenya

  1. High Commission of the Republic of Tanzania

https://ke.tzembassy.go.tz/contacts

  1. High Commission of the Republic of Uganda

https://nairobi.mofa.go.ug

  • Zambia High Commission

https://www.embassypages.com/zambia-highcommission-nairobi-kenya

List of Consulates in Kenya

  1. Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium- Mombasa
  2. Honorary Consulate Of The Republic of Benin

www.beninconsulate.co.ke

www.cyprusconsulatekenya.com

  • Royal Danish Honorary Consulate
  • Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Ecuador
  • Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Estonia- Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of Finland- Mombasa
  • French Consular Agency – Nyali
  • Honorary Consulate of Gabon- Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of Greece – Mombasa
  • Italian Honorary Consulates – Malindi & Mombasa
  • Honorary Consulate of Lebanon – Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Liberia- Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Madagascar- Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of Malawi- Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of Mali- Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of Mauritius – Nairobi
  • Honorary Consulate of Nepal – Nairobi

www.nepalconsulatekenya.com

  • Honorary Consulate of New Zealand
  • Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate
  • Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Peru
  • Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland
  • Honorary Consulate of Romania
  • General Consulate of the Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Honorary Consulates of the Republic of Seychelles – Nairobi & Mombasa
  • Honorary Consulate of the Slovak Republic – Ukunda, South Coast.
  • Consulate of Switzerland – Mombasa
  • Consulate of the United Republic of Tanzania – Mombasa
  • Consulate of Uganda – Mombasa
  • Consulate of the Republic of Yemen – Mombasa

https://www.consulate-info.com/consulate/30631/Yemen-in-Mombasa

REFERENCES

1)    The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961.

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