The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Paris was opened in 1966 and the first Ambassador was appointed in 1970. The Embassy is also concurrently accredited to Portugal, Serbia, Monaco and the Holy See. The Embassy is also responsible for coordinating the work of the Kenya Honorary Consulates in Monaco and Belgrade.
Embassy serves as the representative of the Government of Kenya to the Governments of France, Portugal, Serbia and the Holy See. It articulates Kenya’s Foreign Policy and works to advance Kenya’s interests in the countries of accreditation in the context of bilateral and multilateral relations. These functions are divided into political affairs, economic and commercial matters and consular issues.
On political affairs, the Mission is mandated to foster relations between Kenya and the countries of accreditation through, among others, coordination of diplomatic contact and exchanges between our respective leaders and authorities. Further, the Mission strives to advance Kenya’s interests on matters such as environment, strengthening of multilateralism and preservation of international security.
To enhance Kenya’s economic and commercial interests, the Mission articulates Kenya’s interests through promotion of trade, tourism, investment and development cooperation. In this context, the Mission seeks to increase the volume and value of Kenyan exports to the countries of accreditation, and promotion of foreign direct investments .
On consular matters, the Mission seeks to enhance the wellbeing of the Kenya Diaspora so as to harness their huge and untapped potential to contribute to the national development agenda. The Mission also processes travel documents, including biometric passports and emergency travel certificates, to Kenyan nationals in the countries of accreditation. In addition, the Mission facilitates the movement of foreign nationals to Kenya for investment and tourism purposes.