MESSAGE FROM THE HIGH COMMISSIONER

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
HIGH COMMISSIONER


Kenya High Commission Ottawa 2018 Newsletter

It was a busy year for our team. This Newsletter edition covers the main activities undertaken by the Mission in the first quarter of 2018.


A memorial service for a family of five who lost their lives in the ill fated ET 302 was held in Hamilton, Ontario on 16th March 2019. The function was organised by the Kenya Community in Ontario.The family of Paul Njuguna who included his wife, mother in law and three children were flying to Kenya from Hamilton. Also remembered was Mr Derick Lwugi, a Kenyan from Calgary, Alberta who died in the same crash. H.E John Lanyasunya , the High Commissioner attended the memorial. The function was also attended by a representative of the Mayor, Members of the Provincial Parliament, the clergy, teachers from the school where the children studied, and many Kenyans from Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area. After the Memorial, a vigil night was observed where 157 candles were lit to symbolise the number of passengers who perished in the plane crash. Similar vigils will be held on Sunday 17th March,2019 in Calgary and Edmonton. ... See MoreSee Less

A memorial service for a family of five who lost their lives in the ill fated ET 302 was held in Hamilton, Ontario on 16th March 2019. The function was organised by the Kenya Community in Ontario.The family of Paul Njuguna who included his wife, mother in law and three children were flying to Kenya from Hamilton. Also remembered was Mr Derick Lwugi, a Kenyan from Calgary, Alberta who died in the same crash. H.E John Lanyasunya , the High Commissioner attended the memorial. The function was also attended by a representative of the Mayor, Members of the Provincial Parliament, the clergy, teachers from the school where the children studied, and many Kenyans from Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area. After the Memorial, a vigil night was observed where 157 candles were lit to symbolise the number of passengers who perished in the plane crash. Similar vigils will be held on Sunday 17th March,2019 in Calgary and Edmonton.

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May their souls rest in eternal peace.

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May their souls rest in eternal peace.

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May their soul RIP

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I personally know the family and It’s so heartbreaking. May the good God be with the whole family. May there souls Rest In Peace.

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May they R.I.P. and may God give consolation to the Family during this time

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May the departed souls rest in peace

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May their souls rest in eternal peace

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This is just beautiful in the midst of such sadness. Pole sana to our brothers and sisters in Canada who know and love these families. Continued prayers for ALL affected by this tragedy.

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May their souls R.I.p

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May their souls rest in peace.

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It is absolutely heart breaking! May their souls rest in eternal peace, and may the survivors be strengthened to make the journey ahead!

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Soo heartbreaking,may the shine on their way home.condolences to Paul his father-in-law and their family at large

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May their souls Rest In Peace

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Soo heartbreaking,may the shine on their way home.condolences to Paul his father-in-law and their family at large

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May their souls rest in peace

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Very thoughtful of the KENYAN COMMUNITY! #GodBless

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Rip to those who lost their lives

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May their souls Rest in Eternal Peace

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Praying for peace and strength to all the families

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May they receive eternal rest for their souls. May their loved ones feel God’s comfort and accept His grace

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May they rest in peace.

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May they shine on way

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Any Kenyan in Nova Scotia?

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Fare thee well and peace to the families.

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May their souls rest in eternal peace the memories shared lives forever and cherished

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On 14th March, 2019, representatives from Diplomatic Missions in Ottawa, and some members of the Diaspora, signed the condolence book in memory of the Ethiopian Airlines flight (ET302) that claimed the lives of 32 Kenyans among the 157 passengers who perished. ... See MoreSee Less

On 14th March, 2019, representatives from Diplomatic Missions in Ottawa, and some members of the Diaspora, signed the condolence book in memory of the Ethiopian Airlines flight (ET302) that claimed the lives of 32 Kenyans among the 157 passengers who perished.

Our Condolences, and it affected all of us Kenyan Diasporas, Canadians, Ethiopians, and the world was touched about it. May we pray for comfort from the lord our God.

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My condolences also thanks

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Condolence Book Signing

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The two countries suffered the most as Kenya we stand with all affected families.. may the Lord give them comfort

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May all the affected Families find comfort and peace

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On 12th March, 2019, the High Commissioner, Amb. John L. Lanyasunya, received an Ambassador of the year Award, from University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. The Award distinguishes the Ambassador for outstanding work on Public Diplomacy. Some members of staff at the Mission, joined the High Commissioner during the event. ... See MoreSee Less

On 12th March, 2019, the High Commissioner, Amb. John L. Lanyasunya, received an Ambassador of the year Award, from University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. The Award distinguishes the Ambassador for outstanding work on Public Diplomacy. Some members of staff at the Mission, joined the High Commissioner during the event.

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congrats Mr. Ambassador!

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Congratulations your Excellency! Very well deserved.

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Congratulations Balozi!

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Oh Wow! You deserve it fully Balozi 👌

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Congratulations your excellency for the well deserved award

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Congratulations Balozi

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Congratulations and we'll deserved.

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations Your Excellency.

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RE/MAX HeritageCongratulations Amb. John L. Lanyasunya.

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Awesome! Congratulations

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Well done your Excellency.

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Congratulations your excellency Ambassador

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Oh well done Balozi! Congratulations! Very truly deserving of this great honour. So proud to know you.👏🎸🎹🎶

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Congrats your Excellency!

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Congratulations to Amb. John L. Lanyasunya for this award "Ambassador of the year Award" Way to go!!!

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Congratulations your Excellency ambassador John Lanyasunya.

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