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Posted   on 23rd January   2022

On 19th January 2022, Amb Kiptiness visited the Nigerian Embassy to condole with the Nigerian people following the demise of Chief Ernest Shonekan, the former transition President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Amb. Kiptiness expressed deep condolences and sympathies to the government and people of Nigeria on behalf of the Kenya Embassy and the government of Kenya. Chief Shonekan died on 11th January 2022 after a short illness at the age 85 years.

 

Posted   on 23rd January   2022

On 19th January, 2022 Amb. Kiptiness paid a courtesy call on the President of the Senate of Thailand, Hon Prof. Pornpetch Wichitcholchai at Parliament Buildings. The two sides exchanged views on a range of issues including strengthening trade and investment relations, enhancing cooperation in the fight against poaching and trade in wild life through strong legislation, cooperation in tackling the climate crisis, strengthening Parliamentary friendship through exchange programmes for both Parliamentary staff and Legislators, high level visits, COVID-19 pandemic including vaccine sharing, speedy formation of the International Pandemics Treaty, and cultural and sports cooperation, among other sectors. Amb Kiptiness expressed condolences and sympathies for those who have died as a result of Covid-19.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted  on 21st  January  2022

CMKL University.

CMKL University was established as a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) in 2017. The university will provide cutting-edge engineering research and education in Southeast Asia. By bridging world-class partnerships with local context, CMKL makes technologies accessible to the society and creates innovations that will benefit Thailand and the Southeast Asia region.

CMKL University offers both undergraduate and graduate levels as follows: 1) Bachelor of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Engineering, 2) Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 3) Master of Science in Technology and Creative Innovation, and 4) Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

On behalf of CMKL University, I would like to kindly request for your assistance to publicize our programs through your communication platforms for those who are interested in the fields. Moreover, the university also offers scholarships (worth up to 2 million baht) for eligible students.

At the moment, the application for our AiCE program is now open from January 29 to April 8, 2022. I also attach the posters with this letter.

Thank you so much in advance. If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me: Tel: +666-1394-0500; email: tatchakrit@cmkl.ac.th.

All about AiCE Booklet 1.20.22(2) (1)

 

Posted  on 12th  January  2022

On 10th January 2022, Amb. Kiptiness paid a courtesy call on H.E Hon. Prayut Chan-o- Cha, Prime of Thailand at Government House. During subsequent discussions, the two sides exchanged views on various issues of mutual interest including ways of deepening trade and investment relations, the climate crisis, wild life conservation, blue economy, UHC, education and scholarships, agricultural cooperation, COVID-19 pandemic among other matters. The Prime Minister noted that Kenya was an important gateway for Thailand to the East and Central Africa and presented great opportunities for Thai business and investments to penetrate the hinterland of Africa. The two sides also discussed regional issues including the situation in Myanmar and the Horn of Africa and agreed to work together at international forums to promote international peace and security. Amb Kiptiness conveyed new year greetings and best wishes from HE Hon Uhuru Kenyatta to His Majesty the King, the Royal Family and the Prime Minister.

Posted on 21st   December  2021

On 21st December 2021, Amb. Kiptiness paid a courtesy call to the President of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) to exchange views on deepening trade and investment relations between Kenya and Thailand. The two sides agreed to exchange trade and investment information on opportunities available in both countries to help in raising the volume of trade between the two countries, which remains low despite many years of friendship. They also agreed to facilitate business delegations between the two countries through the Chambers of Industry and Commerce and organize exhibitions and business matching opportunities. The two sides noted the importance of signing SPS protocols to promote Kenyan agricultural products in Thailand to balance the trade. The Ambassador invited Thai industrialists to invest in Kenya for the regional EAC and CFTA markets. The President of FTI invited the Amb. and the Kenyan business community to participate in the Thailand international Industrial exhibition scheduled for February 2022 in Chiang Mai province to promote Kenyan products.

 

Posted on 16th  December  2021

On 15th December 2021, Amb Kiptiness paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Auxt, Slovak Ambassador to Thailand. During the meeting, the Ambassador thanked Slovakia for their friendship and the kind support extended to Kenya in the fight against COVID-19. The Ambassador further thanked the people of Slovakia for their support in the sectors of health, rural agriculture, social projects and education scholarships. The Slovak Ambassador noted that Kenya was among the very first group of countries to recognize Slovakia as a sovereign state in 1993 and thanked Kenya for the friendship. Ambassador Kiptiness requested Slovakia to support Kenya’s candidate for the position of Committee member to the UN Forum on People of African Descent coming up on 16th December 2021. The Amb promised to relay the information to Bratislava.

 

             

Posted   on  14th  December  2021

On 10th December, 2021, as part of celebrating the 58th Anniversary of Jamhuri Day, the Kenya Embassy Bangkok organized a diaspora workshop for Kenyans in Thailand. The workshop was opened by the Kenyan Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Lindsay Kiptiness. In his comments, the Ambassador encouraged the diaspora community to be good citizen Ambassadors and carry the name of Kenya high in all their endeavours. He noted that the Government had mainstreamed the diaspora community in its policies because of the critical role they played in the national development agenda of Kenya. He encouraged them to not only invest back at home but network and attract Thai investors to invest in Kenya, the gateway to the African Continental Free Trade Area and help in promoting Kenyan exports in the ASEAN region. He applauded the diaspora for engaging in local community activities that had endeared them well with the local people and cautioned them against engaging in illegal activities that would land them in long prison terms. The attendees were taken through various activities including: – the role of Mission and Service Charter, team Building activities, Diaspora Policy, Grooming & etiquette Life Skills among others.

 

 

 

                                                                

Posted   on  9th  December  2021

ALL KENYANS IN THAILAND ARE INVITED TO THE 58TH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION (JAMHURI DAY) AT TATA SOCCER STADIUM SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2021
BELOW IS THE PROGRAM

 

Posted on 7th  December, 2021

n 7th December 2021, Amb Kiptiness and other African Ambassadors met the DG for South Asia, Middle East and Africa to follow up on issues pertaining to recent media reports that travellers from Africa were being hunted down by Thai authorities to test them for omicron variant of Covid-19.

The meeting also discussed strategies to deepen Africa-Thailand cooperation in various sectors including, trade and investment, people to people and cultural cooperation, university education, health and tourism. The meeting noted that there was a negative perception /narrative about Africa that needed to be corrected to enable the two sides to grow the relations. Some of the ways to do this include developing close working relations between African and Thai universities and the establishment of African studies Centers in Thai universities.

The meeting also agreed to set up a committee to begin plans to hold AU day extravaganza on 25th May 2022, involving the African community in Thailand, the Thai business community and students to bring the two sides closer.
African Ambassadors would also engage captains of industry in Thailand to attract Thai and other Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) to African countries to take advantage of the newly established African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

 

 

posted on 24th  November 2021

 

On 19th November 2021, Amb. Kiptiness joined other members of the African Ambassadors Group for a workings lunch with the Director-General of South Asia, Middle East and African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. During the ensuing discussions, the two sides exchanged views on a range of issues aimed at deepening and expanding Africa-Thai cooperation including trade and investment, infrastructure, agriculture, sustainable blue economy and security, twinning African ports including the port of Mombasa to Thailand ports, cultural/people to people exchange, environmental challenges associated with climate change and academic exchanges between African students and faculty with their Thai counterparts. The two sides agreed to establish a working group to organize joined cultural, trade and investment exhibitions and environmental during Africa Day celebrations and involve the African community in Thailand and other African countries in the region accredited to Thailand.

 

     

 

 

 

posted   on 8th   November, 2021

VACANCY NOTICE – YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME (YPP) – FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO)
Find below for information, notification for the Young Professional Programme positions at Food and Agriculture Organization.
Function: Young Professional Officer (Digital Media and Multimedia Activities)
Post No. : 2102849
Grade : P1
Contract: Fixed–term appointment
Duty Station: Rome, Italy
Deadline : 12 November 2021

Function: Young Professional Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation, Hand-in-Hand
Initiative)
Post No. : 2102853
Grade: P1
Contract: Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station: Rome, Italy
Deadline: 12 November 2021

Function : Young Professional Officer (Communications)
Post No. : 2102860
Grade : P1
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Rome, Italy
Deadline : 12 November 2021

Function : Young Professional Officer (Indigenous Peoples)
Post No. : 2102865
Grade : P1
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Rome, Italy
Deadline : 12 November 2021

Function : Young Professional Officer (Evaluation)
Post No. : 2102868
Grade : P1
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Rome, Italy
Deadline : 12 November 2021
More details and the application process can be found at http://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobsearch.ftl#

 

VACANCY NOTICE – WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Find below for information and notification for the following positions at the World Health Organization.

Function : Director, Office of the DG Envoy for Multilateral Affairs
Post No. : 2104196
Grade : D2
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 9 November 2021

Function : Business Intelligence Analyst
Post No. : 2105221
Grade : P3
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 12 November 2021

Function : Statistician (Multiple positions)
Post No. : 2105290
Grade : P4
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 13 November 2021

Function : Statistician (Multiple positions)
Post No. : 2105290
Grade : P4
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 13 November 2021

Function : Team Lead
Post No. : 2105200
Grade : P4
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 11 November 2021

Function : Programme Officer
Post No. : 2105030
Grade : P4
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 10 November 2021

Function : Technical Officer
Post No. : 2105032
Grade : P4
Contract : Temporary appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 9 November 2021

Function : Technical Officer
Post No. : 2105031
Grade : P4
Contract : Temporary appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 9 November 2021

Function : Technical Officer
Post No. : 2105042
Grade : P4
Contract : Temporary appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 9 November 2021

Function : Compliance and Risk Management Officer
Post No. : 2105135
Grade : P4
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : New Delhi, India
Deadline : 10 November 2021

Function : Project Officer (Virtual Events)
Post No. : 2105061
Grade : P4
Contract : Temporary appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 9 November 2021

Function : Head
Post No. : 2105299
Grade : P5
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Budapest, Hungary
Deadline : 11 November 2021

Function : Senior Technical Officer
Post No. : 2105034
Grade : P5
Contract : Temporary appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 9 November 2021

More details and the application process can be found at
http://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl#

Kindly bring this information to the attention of potential, suitably qualified candidates within your networks to apply.

 

 

 

Posted on   7th  November  2021

Virtual Presentation to Thailand Travel Agents Association Current Tourism Situation in Kenya
On 3rd November, 2021, Ambassador Lindsay Kiptiness, made a virtual presentation to the Thailand Travel Agents Association on the Current Tourism Situation in Kenya as countries begin to accept the bitter reality that COVID-19 is going nowhere we can only manage. Amb. Kiptiness informed over 110 travel agents in attendance that ‘Magical Kenya was safe and ready to receive visitors’. He assured visitors that Kenya had adopted the global health and hygiene standardized protocols- on “Safe Travels’’, as well as robust public health safety protocols in the tourism sector and other related sectors.
The Ambassador took the opportunity to brief the travel agents on the Covid-19 situation in Kenya and the vaccines approved in Kenya as well as the removal of the 14 days quarantine for visitors who meet all the public health safety requirements like a negative PCR test taken 96 hours prior to travel, vaccination, and other public health safety protocols.
The Ambassador informed the congregation that Kenya had a diversified tourism portfolio including African safari, sports tourism, Birding, Agro-tourism, Cultural tourism, adventure, beach tourism, MICE- (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions). Other Countries who made presentation were the Republic of South Africa, Tanzania and Japan.

 

POSTED   ON  26TH   OCTOBER  2021

On 26th October, 2021, Amb. Lindsay Kiptiness met and held discussions with Amb.  Chareontoh, Director-General of Thailand International Cooperation Agency. The discussions centered on collaboration in human capital development in the fisheries sector, agriculture, UHC and climate change. Amb Kiptiness, informed that Kenya was keen on establishing deep sea fishing fleet and building capacity for its fishers to equip them with skills to undertake deep sea fishing and work in offshore fishing vessels and as well as investments to support fish processing. On UHC, Amb Ureerat noted that Thailand was currently training 3 Kenyan public health experts on scholarships at graduate level and hoped that the skills they acquire will be impactful in the health sector in Kenya. The DG looked forward to engaging the Embassy in expanding cooperation in the identified areas for mutual benefit.

 

 

POSTED  ON   21ST  OCTOBER  2021

“On this year’s Mashujaa Day, as part of celebrating Kenyan Heroes, the staff of the Kenya Embassy Bangkok visited Ayutthaya province to donate food bags and PPEs to the community affected by raging floods recently. Before making the donation, the staff and a section of the Kenyan Diaspora in Thailand, led by the Deputy Head of Mission, Ms. Jennifer Njiru paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Ayuttaya province, H.E. Mr.Weerachai to express solidarity and friendship from the people of Kenya. The Governor thanked the Embassy for the kind gesture and noted that the donation will go a long way in helping the affected people meet their daily needs. On other matters of cooperation, the Governor, proposed a collaboration between the the Kenya Wazalendo Football Club and Ayutthaya Football Club as part of enhancing people-to- people exchanges. On her part, the Deputy Head of Mission gave the apologies of the Ambassador, who was not able to attend the ceremony due to unavoidable circumstances and expressed the desire for greater collaboration between the Embassy and the province in terms of trade, tourism, sports and the environment among others. The theme of the day was “My country, my responsibility, I am a Hero”.

       

 

 

POSTED ON  20TH   OCTOBER 2021 

MASHUJAA DAY MESSAGE TO KENYANS IN THAILAND, VIET NAM, CAMBODIA, MYANMAR AND LAOS

Dear fellow Kenyans,

It is yet another year and another Mashujaa Day, and I want to thank the Almighty God for sustaining our lives to this day. Mashujaa Day, as we all know is a day in our national calendar when we remember with reminiscence the sacrifices that our forefathers made for our independence. The freedom that we enjoy today would not have been possible without these sacrifices.

It is also a day to reflect not only on our land freedom fighters but other warriors as well across the fabric of our society who have touched the lives of so many of our countrymen and women. We remember those who fought for the entrenchment of democratic ideals in our society, our sportsmen and women who have brought fame and honour to our fatherland, our innovators, and environmentalists among others.

The staff of the Kenya Embassy and myself would have really loved to host Kenyans at the Embassy including organizing a Mashujaa Day football march, but because of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, this is not possible. I look forward however to hosting all of you in the near future if the situation abets.

Happy and Blessed Mashujaa Day.!

 

Posted on 15th  October 2021

Today, I paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Malaysia in Thailand during which we exchanged views on a range of issues touching on bilateral relations between Kenya and Malaysia including trade and investment, education and human capital development, and agriculture as well as regional issues including the situation in Myanmar and the role of ASEAN in solving the crisis. Amb Kiptiness also took the opportunity to request Malaysia to support the candidature of Amb. Dr. Monica Juma as the next Secretary General of the Commonwealth. To this end, Amb Jojie said Malaysia was giving the matter serious consideration and expressed confidence in Amb. Monica’s election and her abilities to steer the Commonwealth to greater heights. Amb Kiptiness further briefed the Malaysian Ambassador on Kenya’s peace and development agenda at the helm of the UNSC presidency for the month   of October.

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Posted   on 19th  September 2021

On Friday 17th September, 2021, HE Mr. Lindsay Kiptiness, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Thailand paid a courtesy call on HE Mr. Abdelilah El Housni, Ambassador of the Kingdom   Morocco to Thailand, and Dean of Africa Group of Ambassadors. The two Ambassadors exchanged views on various bilateral and global issues and how best African Ambassadors Group in Bangkok can collaborate to deepen and expand cooperation between Africa and Thailand in various sectors including health, tourism, trade and investment, higher education, culture and sports among others. On the COVID-19 situation, the two Ambassadors condemned the inhuman culture of vaccine nationalism by developed nations that had denied Africa sufficient supply of vaccines for its people and called for vaccine self-sufficiency in Africa. The Kenyan Ambassador applauded Morocco for taking the lead tofor taking the lead to produce the Sinopharm vaccine locally in Morocco

 

On Friday 17th September, 2021 HE Mr. Lindsay Kiptiness, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Thailand received at his office the new Charge D’ Affaires a.i of the Republic of South Africa to Thailand, Ms. Thobeka Dlamini. The Ambassador and the CDA a.i exchanged views on a cross section of issues pertaining to enhancing the presence of Africa in Thailand and the ASEAN region noting that little was known about Africa in the region. The two sides agreed to work together to reach out to the business community, the media and institutions of higher learning in particular to promote R&D and exchange programmes between African and Thai institutions. Ambassador Kiptiness took the opportunity to lobby South Africa to support the candidature of Amb. Dr. Monica Juma, CS Defence for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

 

 

Posted  on 29th  August 2021

H.E. the , Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the Kingdom of Thailand held discussions with Director-General, South Asia, Middle East and African Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Thailand on how to deepen cooperation in various sectors including;-Blue Economy, Agriculture, health, Trade and Investment , Cultural cooperation, Wild life management and conservation among others

The two sides agreed to set up working groups to commence preparation for the 2nd JCC between the Republic of Kenya and the Kingdom of Thailand.

 

 

Posted on 25th August2021

Kenya Embassy Bangkok staff Led by H. E. Ambassador Kiptiness Participated in this year’s theme for the International Youth Day: “Transforming Food Systems : Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health” underscores the fact that the world recognizes the positive impact the youth have in ensuring that SDG2 (Zero Hunger) is achieved sooner than later.
#IYD2021: Transforming Food Systems for a healthier Youth population
#IYD2021 : Agriculture plays a crucial role in addressing the planet’s future needs – whether on food production, health or the preservation of the environment.
#IYD2021: Kenya obtained special recognition for her consistent commitment to the youth issues during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (2018), when H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta was unanimously endorsed as the global Champion of the Young People’s Agenda (YPA)

 

 

Posted   on 09/08/2021

Eliud Kipchoge Wins Gold  in   the   Tokyo   Olympic  Marathon

Posted  on 22/07 /2021

Kenya’s Permanent Representative to New York Amb. Martin Kimani on Citizen TV Kenya #JKLive to discuss Kenya’s UN Security Council Mission six months after taking up a seat at #UNSC

 

 

POSTED  ON 15TH  July 2021

The Cooperative Bank of Kenya in Conjunction with the Kenya Embassy in Thailand is planning to host an online webinar for Kenyans living and working in Thailand.
Proposed date: 16th July, 2021 at 4.30PM Kenyan time and 8.30PM Thailand time
Subject: Tapping on investment opportunities Back Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Target audience: Kenyans in Thailand and ASEAN and beyond.
The event’s Chief guest to be His Excellency Amb. Linsday Kiptiness, Ambassador of Kenya to Kingdom of Thailand.

Welcome all

 

 

Posted   on  8th  July 2021

Caption for Website on Bilateral Meeting with Nigerian Ambassador -Amended

       

Posted  on 30th June 2021

RE: RAPID RESULTS INITIATIVE (RRI) FOR THE ISSUANCE OF CITIZENSHIP AND PERMANENT RESIDENCE

This is to inform that in a bid to clear the backlog of citizenship and Permanent Residence applications, a sixty-day RRI commenced on 2nd June 2021 and will end on 31st July 2021.

CITIZENSHIP RRI

 

Posted   on   28th   June   2021

The Kenya Embassy in Bangkok in conjunction with other Embassies and well wishers made a donation to Pramahati Suska School Klong Toei Community affected by the COVID 19 pandemic

  

 

Posted  on 8th   June   2021

PROVISION OF CONSULAR SERVICES IN THE MISSION

 

Posted   on 30th  April 2020

NV -ALL DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS

0404.c664 dated 15 April B.E. 2564 (2021) ragarding DDC Recommendations

 

POSTED   ON 14TH  APRIL  2021

 Recording of the meeting with the Kenyan Diaspora in your respective jurisdiction via

POSTED  ON 8TH   APRIL 2021 
PROPOSED SENSITIZATION SESSION ON THE KENYA DIASPORA REMITTANCES SURVEY
The upcoming Kenya Diaspora Remittances Survey  by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will be  held a virtually to have a  sensitization session with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Missions and Diaspora Associations on Thursday, 8th April 2021 at 1500hrs (3 pm Kenyan time).
Below please find the meeting link:
Clik here to join the meeting
Learn More | Meeting options
Further, the link for the online Diaspora Remittance Survey Questionnaire is
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DiasporaRemittancesSurvey.
You are therefore advised to attend the sensitization session on 8th April 2021. In addition, display the Survey questionnaire link in the Mission’s website for ease of access by the Kenyan diaspora in your area of jurisdiction.

 TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

SENSITIZATION SESSION ON THE KENYA DIASPORA REMITTANCES SURVEY

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2021

 

Time Agenda
14.30 – 15.00 Hours Participants to join the Meeting
15.00 – 15.05 Hours Introductions by the CBK Head of Communications
15.05 – 15.30 Hours Remarks by the Governor
Remarks by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
Remarks by the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
15.30- 15.50 Hours Questions and Answers Moderated by the CBK Head of Communications

 

POSTED ON 23RD MARCH 2022

THE OFFICIAL KENYA E-VISA PORTAL

THE OFFICIAL KENYA E-VISA PORTAL(1)

POSTED ON 21ST MARCH 2021
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE MARITIME DELIMITATION CASE (SOMALIA V KENYA) AT THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE 15TH-24TH MARCH 2021 (2) (2)

POSTED ON 19TH MARCH 2021
LIST OF APPROVED QUARANTINE FACILITIES

POSTED ON 8TH MARCH 2020

POSTED ON 8TH MARCH 2020
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POSTED ON 8TH MARCH 2020

POSTED ON 4TH MARCH 2021
INFORMATION SHARING ON TAX & CUSTOMS MATTERS FOR KENYANS IN THE DIASPORA

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POSTED ON 2ND MARCH 2021

EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF THE KENYA MACHINE – READABLE PASSPORTS

POSTED ON 6TH FEBRUARY 2021

KINDLY NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATES ON THE DEADLINE OF EXTENSION FOR MIGRATION TO SECOND GENERATION E- PASSPORT

POSTED ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2021
JOB ADVERTISMENT DRIVER KENYA EMBASSY BANGKOK

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE E- VISA FROM JANUARY, 1ST 2021.

Following a directive by the Cabinet Secretary/Interior and Coordination of National Government to implement 100% online visa, the Directorate held a stakeholders’ e-visa consultative meeting on October 15, 2020. The stakeholders resolved that the Republic of Kenya would fully automate issuance of visas as from January 1, 2021. The automation will be timely as a mitigation measure against COVID 19 pandemic since it will eliminate physical contact between officers and applicants, as well as handling papers and cash. It is also in line with Government of Kenya policy on digitization of payment and service delivery. Subsequently, all applications for Kenyan visas will be processed, paid and issued online as from January 1, 2021. The e-visa can be obtained through www.evisa.go.ke portal.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE AND COMPLY WITH THE DIRECTIVE

POSTED ON 21ST DECEMBER 2020
The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Bangkok informs Kenyans and other clients residing in the Kingdom of Thailand, Kingdom of Cambodia, Myanmar,
Lao PDR and Vietnam that the Embassy closed for business from Monday 21st December, 2020 to 4th January, 2021.

The Embassy takes this opportunity to wish you a Happy Festive Season and reiterate the need to observe all COVID-19 Protocols.

The Embassy contact details are: –
1. Office Hotline Number – +66990745752
2. Email contact- kenyaembassybangkok@yahoo.com

POSTED ON 15TH DECEMBER 2020
REMARKS BY CDA A.I JENIFFER K. NJIRU ON THE OCCASION OF CELEBRATION OF THE 57TH ANNIVERSARY OF KENYA’S
JAMHURI DAY 12TH DECEMBER, 2020 – TATA STADIUM, MINBURI

During Kenya’s 57th Independence Anniversary held on 12th December, 2020 in Minburi Stadium the Charge d’affaires a.i M.s. Jeniffer K. Njiru welcomed the guests to the event saying that it gave her great pleasure to be among the Kenyan community and other invited guests to celebrate the Jamhuri day. On behalf of the Government of Kenya, members of staff of the Embassy and her own behalf, she conveyed warm greetings and congratulations to the Kenyans as they celebrated the memorable day urging them to reflect over the journey Kenya has travelled in the last 57 years reiterating that Jamhuri day is the most significant day in Kenya’s national diary and such occasions are opportunities to share with friends the strides that Kenya has made since independence.

Ms. Njiru commended all Kenyans wherever they were in the globe and more so the Kenyans Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (The countries accredited to the Embassy in Thailand) for their role of building and promoting Kenya in their different and diverse ways calling them indeed the Ambassadors out there. She noted that the founders of the young nation of Kenya had visualized a flourishing state; a political democracy guided by the virtues of a representative government, in which the rule of law applies equally and requested all Kenyans wherever they were, to remain steadfast and support these ideals for a brighter future.

In her remarks the CDA a.i reflected on the diplomatic relations between Kenya and Thailand, and that the two countries enjoy excellent political, economic and cultural ties demonstrated by the spectacular Thai Fashion show held on 6th December, 2020 with the participation of 100 countries show casing their national costumes designed Thai students using the Thai silk. The Jamhuri day event was an extension of those relations in the field of sports diplomacy as Africa is renowned for its sporting activities, such as in athletics, Rugby, football among others. She further paid tribute to these warm relations that have grown both in depth and scope in the last 53 years of the Kenya Thailand Relations. The Kenyan government intends to take advantage of these excellent relations in order to further expand the cooperation both in the Bilateral and the multilateral spheres.

In the International scene, Kenya continues to take her obligations very seriously and we shall continue to play our rightful role in contributing to strengthening of institutions of multilateral dialogs and consensuses building as these are the surest path to providing solutions to a myriad of challenges facing humankind today.

Following its election to the United Nations Security Council as a non-Permanent member, Kenya presents a Ten Point Agenda which focuses on regional and global concerns that the country champions, namely: building bridges; peace keeping and support operations; regional peace and security; countering terrorism and prevention of extremism; women, peace and security; youth empowerment; humanitarian action; justice, human rights and democracy; environment and climate change; and, sustainable development goals. During its tenure in the UNSC, Kenya will pursue an approach that ensures the achievement of world peace, security and sustainable development.
The Government was undertaking institutional reforms under the Constitution. These Institutional reforms will enable it enhance integrity in government, entrench the rule of law and good governance whilst restoring confidence in public institutions. Kenyan leaders are also engaged in inclusive discussions on a better Kenya for all under The ‘building bridges’ agenda which resonates at the domestic level in deepening its democratic credentials while securing the peace during political transitions and elections. This agenda is particularly relevant today as the world needs multilateral consensus the global sphere, a good example is the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse effects. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been at the forefront engaging world leaders and institutions in proffering solutions for concerted response measures.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused major disruption worldwide and affected all aspects of humanity. The extraordinary global economic, social, and health disruptions by the COVID-19 Pandemic, has not spared Kenya. It is commendable that Thailand has been successful in combating the pandemic and I would like to take this opportunity to applaud the government of Thailand for the notable achievement. Kenya is ready to learn the best practices from Thailand through the existing Universal Health Coverage MOU signed between the two countries in February 2019.
The COVID 19 pandemic began against the backdrop of a steady economic growth rate of 5.4% in 2019. Kenya’s Vision 2030 and its medium-term plan dubbed the Big Four Agenda had been bearing fruit. As result, most of the major economic sectors showed impressive growth last year; including manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and financial services.
The Kenyan Government reforms are commitment to revitalizing the business landscape, have been acknowledged far and wide. Kenya is continuously enhancing the ease of doing business and creating an enabling environment for all our enterprises to thrive. Kenya’s 80-slot improvement since 2014, with our Nation currently ranking at 56th globally and ranking 3rd in Sub-Saharan Africa on the Ease of Doing Business Global Ranking Report, from a low of 136th globally in 2014.
As the CDA concluded her remarks she commended the Kenyan community for the positive role they continue to play in promoting friendly and mutually beneficial relations between Kenya and Thailand and the countries in the region: – students and teachers, business people and international civil servants, as well as their families for their continued support to the Kenya Embassy in Bangkok.
She thanked all those who made the celebration possible, especially the TATA stadium use of the special facility, The Diaspora Committee and the colleagues at the Kenya Embassy who worked around the clock to ensure the success of the event. Of course not forgetting to laud the football teams who have from time to time displayed their prowess in that very stadium. The Jamhuri day football tournament was one of those times and welcomed the gusts to a good game and has a good time.

Finally, the CDA a.i requested everyone to join her in a toast to the good health of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, and President of the Republic of Kenya and to the prosperity of the people of Thailand and Kenya and to the continued good relations between the two countries. Ms. Njiru further wished the guests a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year 2021 and reminded them to please follow the laid down Covid-19 protocols and Keep safe.
The event was very colourful, with many activities as follows: face painting for the children, music and dance, Kenyan culinary art; Bonding games; friendly Football matches – Kenya vs. Uganda; Nigeria vs. Guinea; Guinea vs. Kenya Uganda vs. Nigeria Uganda vs. Guinea 4:30 pm –Kenya vs. Nigeria with trophies and awards being given to the winning teams.
The Kenyan Diaspora also conducted their elections which were followed by a handing over ceremony to the new committee. The CDA a.i presided over the award ceremony noting that everyone was a winner. She congratulated the winners in the tournaments and the new officials of the Diaspora Committee reiterating the Embassies’ support as they carried out their new roles and responsibilities.

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY STAY IN THAILAND FOR STRANDED FOREIGN NATIONALS

APPEAL  FOR  FUNDS   TO ALL  KENYANS   AND   FRIENDS   IN THE DIASPORA

PROTOCOLS FOR AIR TRAVEL OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS(Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure Housing Urban Development and Public Works)


PROTOCOLS FOR AIR TRAVEL OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
(Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure Housing Urban Development and Public Works)
https://www.kcaa.or.ke/sites/default/files/docs/covid_19/Protocol-for-Air-Operations.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0FMx7Q0B_GIGUXNMPbedE3lJDLVftlahN5RnqwqwoOMHq7HvLZQyJ73Go

 

GAZETTE NOTICE ON COVID 19 KENYA

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โพสต์โดย Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kenya เมื่อ วันเสาร์ที่ 20 มิถุนายน 2020

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
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On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Kenya, I once again convey deepest gratitude to the Member States of the United Nations Organization for electing the Republic of Kenya to a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2021-2022.

I also wish to record my warmest appreciation to the people of Kenya for their unwavering support. Kenya’s deep gratitude is enhanced because its robust endorsement by Africa- (the African Union), ensured its election success.

Kenya’s emphatic endorsement in 2019 by the East African Community, began the journey with the brotherly nations of the Republics of Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan. Kenya secured its support from ALL corners of the continent, from Eastern Africa, North Africa, from West Africa, from Central Africa and from Southern Africa

Indeed, during the Virtual Reception marking the end of the campaign, on 16th June 2020, graced by His Excellency the President, he personally commended the Ambassadors from these countries and requested them to convey his personal thanks to his Brother Colleagues, Their Excellencies, in the region and beyond for believing in and entrusting Kenya with this solemn responsibility.

The support from Africa has been clear, consistent, resolute and unwavering. Kenya again formally expresses its deepest gratitude to Africa. Kenya shall partner with members of the Security Council, as one of the three African members of the United Nations Security Council.

Kenya’s election required support from ALL of the United Nations: from the Pacific, from the Caribbean, from Asia, from all the Americas, from Europe and from the Middle East. We take this early opportunity to convey to all of them our warm appreciation and deep gratitude.

Kenya remains a safe pair of hands. I reaffirm Kenya’s firm commitment to a rules-based ethos, buttressed by robust multilateralism, secured by the United Nations Charter and International Law. Kenya anticipates continued support to ensure global peace and security for sustainable development and shared prosperity.

AMBASSADOR RAYCHELLE OMAMO, SC, EGH
CABINET SECRETARY

SATURDAY, 20TH JUNE 2020
KENYA  AIRWAYS  WELCOMES   YOU  BACK  SOON

Proudly Kenyan.

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EXTENSION OF CLOSURE OF KENYA EMBASSY BANGKOK NOTICE

KENYA

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LIVE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefs on COVID-19

LIVE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefs on COVID-19

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