I wish to take this opportunity to introduce and welcome you to the new official website of the Kenya High Commission in Ottawa, Canada.

The aim of this website is to link the Mission to the public with a view to providing information on issues pertaining to consular services such as passports, visa applications and other related matters.

The website will in addition provide information on trade and investment opportunities available in Kenya. Tourism is also showcased so that visitors to Kenya can take full advantage of the flora and fauna and all that this beautiful country has to offer to those visiting whether for business or leisure.

Another important function of this website is to create a link between the Mission and the Kenya Diaspora. Kenyans living in Canada will be updated on political, social and economic developments in Kenya through the website on a regular basis. This, we hope, will enable for effective participation by all in the affairs of our motherland.

You are welcome to browse the website and provide feedback on ways we can improve it so as to serve you better. You can interact with us through the website, on social media or by contacting us directly using the telephone numbers listed on this site.

H.E. Mr. John L. Lanyasunya, MBS

Kenya High Commission Ottawa 2016 Newsletter

It was a busy year for our team. This 2016 Newsletter edition covers the main activities undertaken by the Mission in the last quarter of 2016.

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Today, commercial freight services commenced with the first train leaving the Port Reitz Freight station in Mombasa for the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi at 5:45 am. Freight Service Facts You can now transport your cargo on the Madaraka Freight Service between Mombasa and Nairobi. The service is available 24/7 and transport shall be provided upon payment of all applicable charges. To transport a 20' container costs $500 and a 40' (30 tonnes and below) container costs$700. This excludes last mile transportation costs. The rates are inclusive of terminal placement charges and all loaded containers are charged at gross weight. Domestic traffic is charged at the local currency whereas transit or Inland Container Depot traffic is charged in US Dollars. The minimum chargeable distance for all types of goods for up and down direction is 300 kilometres. Value Added Tax (VAT) is levied by the Government at 16 per cent on domestic freight. Others are taxed as below: 1. Transit cargo is zero rated 2. Export cargo is zero rated 3. Transportation to and from the Inland Container Depot - Embakasi is zero rated but must be supported by relevant documents. 4. All other products shall be exempted by Government from time to time. Transport now and enjoy a 15per cent discount. More information is available at

Kenya High Commission Ottawa shared Ol Pejeta Conservancy's video.

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Such a beautiful way to start the day...surrounded by giraffes on both sides of the road. 😍😍 #TembeaKenya #giraffe

Kenya High Commission Ottawa shared Citizen TV Kenya's video.

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Food Thursdays: Chef Mwaniki; How to make Swahili Chapati