Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Kenya)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Wizara ya Maswala ya Kigeni
Coat of Arms of Kenya
Agency overview
Formed December 12, 1963 (1963-12-12)
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Headquarters Old Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30551-00100 G.P.O
Nairobi, Kenya[1]
Annual budget KES. 13 billion [2]
Agency executives
  • Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs
  • Karanja Kibicho, Principal Secretary [3]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya is the Kenyan government ministry which oversees the foreign relations of Kenya.

The Ministry was established in 1963 after Kenya's independence. Since independence, Kenyan foreign policy has been designed and guided by the principles of peaceful co-existence, preservation of national security, peaceful settlement of disputes, non-interference in the internal affairs of other states, non-alignment, national interest and adherence to the Charters of the United Nations and African Union.

A Service Charter, based on the current Strategic Plan and the Foreign Policy document, has been developed to guide the operations of the Foreign Ministry so that the Ministry could successfully implement its core mandate and functions. The Strategic Plan sets out what the Ministry is and what it does. The Ministry has developed a self-assessment mechanism, the Performance Contact, to facilitate delivery of services within predetermined targets.

See also


  1. "Ministry of Foreign Affairs : Contact Us". MoFA. Archived from the original on 3 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  2. "Highlights Budget speech 2014/15". Business Daily. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  3. "Ministry of Foreign Affairs". MoFA. Retrieved 2015-05-28.

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