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Posted   on  28th July  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted  on  29th June 2022

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posted on 6th  June 2022

As part of the Embassy’s efforts to promote Kenyan tourism and culture and enhance people-to- people exchanges, Amb Kiptiness and his spouse, Pamela Kiptiness participated in the annual ‘Thai Silk Road to the world’ cat walk at the Thai Royal Navy Convention Centre. The event, in its 11th year, attracted over 100 foreign Embassies, government institutions, private sector, colleges and universities. The silk event was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister, HE Mr. Wissanu Krea-Ngam. Foreign Embassies participating get the opportunity to promote their culture, dress and tourism. The Silk festival is supported by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother who has dedicated her time and resources to the development of Thai silk farmers and Thai silk to the world.

 

Posted on 29th  May 2021

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Posted on  25th  May 2022

On 17th May 2022, Amb Kiptiness received at the Embassy a Kenyan delegation on a study tour of Thailand on capacity building for the establishment of Lean Automation Systems(LAS) in Kenya. The delegation comprised of officials from Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Cooperatives, KAM, and private sector captains. The delegation was accompanied by a Japanese team from the Association of Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) working with KAM to enhance LAS in Kenya. The Amb briefed the delegation on the role of the Embassy in promoting, initiating and facilitating trade and investment cooperation between Kenya and Thailand and other countries of accreditation among other objects. The Amb challenged the Kenyan private sector and Ministry of Industry to step up manufacturing through automation systems to make Kenyan products competitive at the global stage and a radical overhaul and automation of the Jua Kali sector. He called for the establishment of the Kenya Robotics Academy to inspire young engineers from kindergarten.

Posted  on 18th  May 2022

On 17th May 2022, Amb Kiptiness received at the Embassy a Kenyan delegation on a study tour of Thailand on capacity building for the establishment of Lean Automation Systems(LAS) in Kenya. The delegation comprised of officials from Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Cooperatives, KAM, and private sector captains. The delegation was accompanied by a Japanese team from the Association of Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) working with KAM to enhance LAS in Kenya. The Amb briefed the delegation on the role of the Embassy in promoting, initiating and facilitating trade and investment cooperation between Kenya and Thailand and other countries of accreditation among other objects. The Amb challenged the Kenyan private sector and Ministry of Industry to step up manufacturing through automation systems to make Kenyan products competitive at the global stage and a radical overhaul and automation of the Jua Kali sector. He called for the establishment of the Kenya Robotics Academy to inspire young engineers from kindergarten.

 

Posted  on 15th  May 2022

As part of efforts to promote trade and investment relations between Thailand and Kenya, Amb. Kiptiness held a meeting with the President of Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand. During subsequent discussions, the two sides noted that trade volumes between the two countries were low despite long-standing relations, with the balance in favour of Thailand. Both sides noted the need to re-energize trade relations and agreed to revive the Thai-Kenya Chamber of commerce to organize trade and investment delegations to both countries, share information on the trade and investment opportunities available in the two countries and participate in trade exhibitions. Amb Kiptiness informed the Thai team that Kenya had a vast array of investment opportunities for Thai investors and the country was now safe and ready for business, following a substantive drop in Covid-19 infections. He added that tourists and visitors were now streaming back to the country and urged Thai visitors to sample the African wild safari.

 

Posted on 14th  May 2022

The Kenyan Ambassador to Thailand, Mr. Lindsay Kiptiness is warning Kenyans in Thailand to be wary of a group of Kenyan fraudsters on the prowl in Thailand, working in cahoots with foreigners from unspecified African and European countries. The fraudsters begin by requesting for mpesa transaction to their mpesa accounts or their relatives in Kenya with the promise to deposit the equivalent amount in Thai baht to the account owned by the victim. Once this is done, the fraudster pretends to sell online products including Bitcoin to unsuspecting Thai victims, who are then told to deposit the money into the account of the Kenyan victim. Upon realizing that no items would be delivered, the Thai victims go to the police to report a fraud and they give the account number they deposited the money into for investigation for possible fraud. Three Kenyans have already fallen victim to the fraudsters and they have been summoned by the police to explain after their bank accounts were frozen. One Kenyan has already been assisted by the Embassy to have her name and accounts cleared but has lost money to one of the fraudsters named Mr. Chumba Aron Kipkirui

 

posted on 9th   April  2022

On 4th May 2022, Amb Kiptiness and Mrs. Kiptiness joined other regional Ambassadors, Senior Government Officials and members of the private sector at Government House during ceremony of homage to HM the King on the auspices occasion of Coronation Day. The ceremony is marked every year since the accession to the throne by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The Ambassador exchanged pleasantries with HE the Prime Minister of Royal Government of Thailand on matters of mutual interest and benefit.

 

 

On 29th April 2022, Amb. Kiptiness joined the UNDP Representative in Thailand and the Counsellor of the Swedish Embassy, during the second national consultations for Thailand in preparation for the Stockholm +50 international meeting on the environment. The meeting will be co-hosted by Sweden and Kenya on 2nd and 3rd June 2022 in Stockholm. The seminar was also addressed by the Vice-Governor of Chiangmai and local civil society groups. During the consultations held in Chiangmai, Northern Thailand, Amb. Kiptiness, pointed out that local action was critical in the overall global impact on the crises facing the earth and called on the local communities and the cities to stand up to be counted. He called for a whole-of- society, whole-of- government approach to the crises and informed that Kenya had taken a courageous step to ban plastic materials in the country, which could be emulated by Thailand and other countries

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Posted on 21st April 2022

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Deadline: 26th April 2022

 

Posted on 11th April 2022

On 11th April 2022, Amb Kiptiness met with officials of the Kenya Diaspora Association in Thailand who paid a courtesy call at the Office to exchange views on matters of interest to Kenyans in Thailand. Among the issues discussed is the Embassy’s support to Kenyans to benefit from scholarships provided by the Government of Thailand, support to Kenyans entering Thailand for work and study, including orientation and resettlement, consular and welfare matters, among others. The Ambassador urged Kenyans to be good Ambassadors wherever they are and avoid engaging in vices that tarnish the name of Kenyans and Kenya. He encouraged them to build good relations with the locals and assured the committee of the Embassy’s support whenever the need arose.

 

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Posted on 10th April 2022

On 5th April 2022, Amb Kiptiness joined the Amb of Sweden, UNDP Country Representative and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in launching the national consultations on the upcoming Stockholm +50 International environment meeting on 2nd and 3rd June 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden that will be Co-hosted by Sweden and Kenya. During his keynote address, Amb Kiptiness thanked UNDP, the lead agency in spearheading national consultations to put together key ideas that would be forwarded to the leaders consultative dialogues, for organising the meeting in good time to enable stakeholders come up with concrete actionable proposals.

 

 

On 28th March 2022, Amb Kiptiness paid a courtesy call on Mr. Stephane Coum, CEO of Central Food Retail Company, a member of the Central Group(CG), to explore business opportunities for Kenyan companies/farmers in Thailand including joint ventures. The focus of the engagement was on how to promote Kenyan fresh fruit/food produce, coffee and tea in the Thai market. The CEO informed that the company imports between 20-30% of its products mostly from Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand and noted that there could be an opportunity for high-quality Kenyan products if the right strategies can be put in place. The strategies could include negotiating for lower taxes/NTBs and sanitary and phytosanitary protocols with Thailand and organizing country-specific activities to promote Kenyan products at Central Food Retail Group premises and the provision of a catalogue of Kenyan export products. Amb Kiptiness encouraged Central Group to venture into Kenya as well, to which the CEO expressed interest in the tourism sector.

 

              

 

Posted on 17th March 2022

On 16th March 2022, Amb Kiptiness received Amb. Moon Seoung-hyun the Ambassador of South Korea who paid a courtesy call in his office. During the subsequent discussions, the two Ambassadors applauded the cordial relations between Kenya and Korea that have continued to flourish over the years. Amb Kiptiness congratulated South Korea for the peaceful presidential elections held recently and thanked them for the support it had rendered to Kenya in the fight against Covid-19. Amb Kiptiness observed that Korea and Kenya had cooperated in other sectors including water and sanitation, education, science and technology and that Korea was currently supporting the development of the Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology at Konza Technopolis. Amb …. Noted that Kenya was an important partner for Korea in Africa because of its strategic location and South Korea was keen to expand its investment and business interests in the region. The two Ambassadors exchanged views on the situation in the Korean Peninsula, Myanmar and Ukraine.

 

              

                                  

 

Posted on 16th March 2022

Kenya Embassy Bangkok Newsletter Vol1 pdf

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Posted on 16th March 2022
On 15th March 2022, Amb. Kiptiness, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Industry to exchange views on deepening cooperation in the industrial sector. Amb. Kiptiness informed the Minister that Kenya’s industrial policy was anchored on Kenya Vision 2030 with 4 key priorities including manufacturing, food security, affordable health care and affordable housing and invited Thai investors to invest in agro-processing, real estate, manufacture of medical devices, auto spares and pharmaceuticals, particularly for the EAC and CFTA market. The Minister noted that SMEs contributed almost half of GDP of Thailand and 80% of the manufacturing sector was made up of SMEs. It was agreed that the SMEs agencies of both countries exchange visits to learn from each other. The two sides noted that the volume of trade between the two countries was low and in favour of Thailand and agreed to share knowledge, experiences and devise mutual strategies to increase the volumes. Amb Kiptiness called on Thailand to revise some of their policies to reduce taxes and NTBs on avocado, coffee and tea to allow more of these Kenyan products to enter Thailand. Both sides agreed to consult further on how they can leverage their strategic locations to support each other to expand trade and investment in their respective regional economic communities, EAC and ASEAN FTAs.

Posted on 16th March 2022
Revised Protocols on Resumption of air Travel to Kenya

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Posted on 15th March 2022

On 7th March 2022, Amb Kiptiness attended a seminar titled “Ending AIDS: Zero Discrimination, One World” organized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public of Health of Thailand on the occasion of World AIDS Day. The seminar was opened by the DPM and Minister for Public Health of Thailand, Hon. Anutin Charnvirakul. Amb Kiptiness had been invited to share Kenya’s experience in the response to end HIV and AIDS in Kenya and what the country had done to eliminate stigma and discrimination against PLHIV as a panelist. In his comments Amb Kiptiness informed that Kenya had made tremendous progress in dealing with HIV. However, the fight was far from over until the country was free of HIV and AIDS. He further noted that stigma and discrimination was still an obstacle to the fight due to certain cultural beliefs and old laws that needed to be changed. Under the Kenya AIDS Strategic Frame II, 2020-2025, Kenya aims to sustain gains made, bridge gaps and accelerate progress to make Kenya HIV free country by 2030.

Posted on 14th March 2022

The Kenya Embassy, Bangkok joined tens of other countries and local industries to display an array of Kenyan-made products during the annual Diplomatic Red Cross Bazaar at Paragon Central mall from 3rd to 6th March 2022. The purpose of the annual event, which is in its 68th session, is to raise funds to support Thai Red Cross philanthropic activities in Thailand. It gives an opportunity to foreign companies/ Embassies to sell their products on duty- free basis and contribute a part of it to the Red Cross. The Kenya Embassy displayed and sold an array of agricultural products such as coffee, tea, macadamia, leather shoes, wood carvings and kikoys. High grade Kenyan coffee proved to be the most popular and were all sold off on the first and second day. This is a firm indication that there is a market for high-quality AA grade Kenyan coffee and we need to do more to link Kenyan farmers to coffee dealers in Thailand. The biggest challenge however are the high taxes and to address this challenge the Embassy together with other stakeholders in Kenya is engaging Thai institutions to discuss ways of balancing the trade between the two countries that is currently in favour of Thailand.

Posted on 12th March 2022

On 7th March 2022, Mrs Pamela Kiptiness, spouse of Amb Kiptiness attended the UN International Day of Education where she joined a panel discussion on ‘Changing course, Transforming Education’ at the Panyapiwat Institute of Management. Mrs Kiptiness shared on education perspectives from Kenya, particularly in the application of technology in schools. She noted that Kenya was strengthening integrated plans to improve Early Childhood Education development in select counties.



Posted on 6th March 2022
On 24th February 2022, Amb Kiptiness received the Swedish Ambassador to Thailand who paid a courtesy at his office. During their subsequent meeting, the two exchanged views on various bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The two Ambassadors discussed the upcoming STOCKHOLM +50 international conference on the environment that will be co-chaired by Kenya and Sweden on 2-3 June 2022 and agreed to publicize jointly the attendance of the meeting by Thailand and other countries in the region that their two missions are accredited to. Amb Kiptiness thanked Sweden for the support it has rendered to Kenya in various sectors including water and sanitation, health, SMEs, good governance and environmental issues.

Posted on 6th March 2022

On 17th February 2022, Amb Kiptiness held a meeting with the President of the Thai Coffee Association (TCA) to exchange views on the coffee sector and how the two sides can deepen cooperation in coffee trade and investment. The two sides observed that the market niche for Kenyan coffee was still small and there was need to engage coffee dealers more robustly to buy more Kenyan coffee, whose quality was renowned internationally. It was also noted that local coffee production did not satisfy consumption, the high demand for imported coffee. However, prohibitive taxes and the high price of Kenyan premium coffee had affected the volume of imports to Thailand.
Amb Kiptiness informed that Kenya had reformed its coffee sector to enable coffee farmers have the option of selling their coffee directly to importers. The association agreed to organize a meeting of its members and invite the Ambassador to make a presentation on the coffee sector in Kenya and afterwards organize a visit to Kenya of a select group of coffee dealers to go and engage the coffee farmers directly.

Posted on 3rd March 2022

On 22nd February 2022, Amb. Kiptiness paid a courtesy call on the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Council for Asia Pacific (ESCAP). Amb Kiptiness received a briefing on the mandate of ESCAP in the socio-economic development of the Asia-Pacific that included issues of capacity building, research, climate change, environmental pollution, transport infrastructure, clean energy, and trade and investment. The Executive Secretary invited the Kenya Mission to join ESCAP as a Permanent Observer.

Posted on 15th February 2022

On 14th February 2022, Amb Kiptiness paid a courtesy call on the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and during their subsequent meeting, the two sides lauded the cordial friendship between the two countries that have deepened over the years. The two leaders exchanged views on various issues of mutual interest including cooperation in the health sector. Amb Kiptiness thanked Thailand for the support it has rendered to Kenya over the years including short courses in public health and medical scholarships at the post-graduate level. He also thanked Thailand for the support in the fight against Covid-19 including the recent decision to donate 1 million AstraZeneca vaccines to Kenya. The PS thanked Kenya for supporting its diplomats and citizens in Nairobi during the vaccination campaign in Kenya. The two sides agreed to deepen cooperation in trade and investment, which was low and not reflective of the potential, cultural ties, blue economy, education, tourism and sustainable development. The two sides agreed to expedite various draft agreements to be signed during the Joint Commission for a Cooperation in May 2022, to ease trade between the two countries.

             

Posted on 10th February 2022

On 9th February 2022, Amb Kiptiness met at his office a group of business people to discuss ways to deepen trade and investment relations between the two countries. The group was interested to learn more about the trade and investment opportunities in Kenya and was drawn from the mining sector, clean(solar) energy, housing sector, auto spares manufacturing, hydro and construction.
The Amb took the time to inform them that Kenya was a prime destination for their investments as the country had liberalised the economy and developed a robust and favourable investment climate that had improved the country’s standing as an investment destination. The Amb informed the group that Kenya had identified 4 key sectors to prioritize namely affordable housing, manufacturing, food and nutrition security, and affordable health care. These opportunities were available across the country including at the county level. In the mining sector, the Amb informed that the sector had sizeable deposits of minerals including gold, limestone, gems, iron ore, talc, soda ash, niobium, rare earth minerals, mineral sands and salt. These minerals were still in small quantities but there is a high potential for further exploitation. He invited the businessmen to visit Kenya to meet officials of the Kenya Investment Authority and get specific details about the various
trade  and investment opportunities
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Posted on 7th February 2022

On 7th February 2022, Amb Kiptiness paid a courtesy call on Hon Ithipol KUNPLOME , Minister for Culture. During subsequent discussions, the two sides applauded the cordial relations between the two countries and exchanged views on mutually beneficial issues including health, agriculture, fisheries, scholarships, human capital development, trade and investment, tourism, and sports. On cultural cooperation, the two sides agreed to push for the signing of a Cultural
Cooperation Agreement during the upcoming Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation in the areas of cultural exchanges, scientific research on prehistoric/archaeological sites, library materials, culinary arts; food fairs, exhibitions and festivals
among other areas. Amb Kiptiness invited the Ministry of Culture to partner with the African Ambassadors Group in the upcoming Africa Day celebrations in May 2022. Hon KUNPLOME expressed Thailand’s keenness to promote cooperation with Kenya and Africa and would be happy to partner with the African Group to celebrate Africa Day 2022.

   

 

Posted on 7th February 2022

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Posted on 5th February 2022

On 4th February 2022, Amb Kiptiness made an extensive tour of the ongoing coffee and tea exhibition at the Bangkok International Exhibition and Convention Centre to get a feel of the tea and coffee sector in Thailand from the actual dealers and see how more Kenyan coffee can be imported into Thailand. The tour revealed that though Kenyan coffee was popular, evidenced by the number of dealers selling the coffee at various stands, there were insufficient amounts and not readily available. Dealers complained of insufficient information about Kenyan coffee and the high taxes, which made the coffee expensive. Brazilian and Colombian coffee were the most dominant. In a meeting with the President of Thai Coffee Association, Amb Kiptiness agreed to engage further to fund ways of getting Kenyan coffee dealers to come and exhibit at the up coming international food and coffee festival in May 2022.

 

Posted on 5th February 2022

On 4th February 2022, Amb. Kiptiness received at his office HE Amb Tahhaly of Morocco to Thailand who paid a courtesy call. During subsequent discussions, the two Ambassadors hailed the cordial relations between Kenya and Morocco in various sectors including education and education scholarships, trade and investment, agricultural and air transport. The two leaders also exchanged views on the Covid-19 pandemic and noted that only global partnership will end the pandemic and Africa needed to move with speed to produce its own vaccines to reduce reliance on western imports given recent nationalist tendencies by developed countries. Amb Kiptiness hailed Morocco for taking the lead.

In the production of Covid-19 vaccines and informed that Kenya was putting in place production systems to start producing Covid-19 vaccines before the end of the year. The two Ambassadors also discussed ways of promoting African interests in Thailand and agreed to use the upcoming Africa Day in May to organize side events including a business forum, a football match, an African street/bazaar and a panel discussion on select issues pertaining to Africa.

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 of 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 wildlife 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

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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
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Posted on 7th December 2021

On 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 their 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 : 12th November 2021

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

Function : Young Professional Officer (Communications)
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Grade : P1
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Rome, Italy
Deadline : 12th 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 : 12th November 2021
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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 : 12th November 2021

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

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

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

Function : Programme Officer
Post No. : 2105030
Grade : P4
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 10th 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 : 9th November 2021

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

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Post No. : 2105135
Grade : P4
Contract : Fixed – term appointment
Duty Station : New Delhi, India
Deadline : 10th November 2021

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

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

Function : Senior Technical Officer
Post No. : 2105034
Grade : P5
Contract : Temporary appointment
Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline : 9th 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 that made presentations 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 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 the 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 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 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 the Director-General, South Asia, Middle East and African Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand on how to deepen cooperation in various sectors including;-Blue Economy, Agriculture, health, Trade and Investment, Cultural cooperation, Wildlife 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 August 2021

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 9th August 2021

Eliud Kipchoge wins gold in the Tokyo Olympic Marathon

Posted on 22nd July 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 4.30 PM Kenyan time and 8.30 PM 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 the 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 you 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) regarding 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 virtually to have a  sensitization session with the 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 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 the 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 the 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 on her own behalf, she conveyed warm greetings and congratulations to the Kenyans as they celebrated the memorable day urging them to reflect on 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

THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT

KENYA  CIVIL  AVIATION AUTHORITY  KCAA- NOTAM   REPORT  ON   RESUMPTION OF INTERNATIONAL   FLIGHTS

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.

โพสต์โดย Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Egypt เมื่อ วันอาทิตย์ที่ 21 มิถุนายน 2020

KINDLY   TAKE  NOTE  OF THE   HOTLINE AND  EMERGENCY   EMAIL CONTACTS   FOR  THE  EMBASSY

EXTENSION OF CLOSURE OF KENYA EMBASSY BANGKOK NOTICE

KENYA

โพสต์โดย Kenya Embassy Bangkok เมื่อ วันเสาร์ที่ 25 เมษายน 2020

LIVE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefs on COVID-19

LIVE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefs on COVID-19

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