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 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.


Kenya High Commission Ottawa shared Capital FM Kenya's Presidents Kenyatta, Magufuli direct ministers to resolve vexing differences.

Capital FM Kenya
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Presidents Kenyatta, Magufuli direct ministers to resolve vexing differences

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Lawyer Charles Nyachae sworn in as judge of East African Court of Justice KAMPALA, Uganda 23rd Feb, 2018 (PSCU) — Charles Nyachae, Kenya’s nominee for judge of the East African Court of Justice, was sworn-in before regional leaders at their summit in Kampala on Friday. Nyachae, the former chairman of the Constitutional Implementation Committee (CIC), took the oath to protect the interests of the EAC and its people. The Court of Justice is one of the institutions of the EAC. The Kenyan lawyer is well known in legal circles across the region, and his nomination was met by warm applause. His nomination was announced by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Nyachae was later congratulated individually by regional leaders after he was sworn in. Nyachae, robbed in red, will take office 1 July 2018. The East African Court of Justice was established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC. It is an international court whose responsibility is to ensure the adherence to law in the interpretation and application of and compliance with the Treaty. According to Court documents, its jurisdiction “is to hear and determine disputes on the interpretation and application of the Treaty; Disputes between the Community and its employees arising from the terms and conditions of employment or the interpretation and application of the staff rules and regulations; and Disputes between the Partner States regarding the Treaty if the dispute is submitted to it under a special agreement” It also hears “Disputes arising out of an arbitration clause contained in a contract or agreement, which confers such jurisdiction on the Court to which the Community or any of its institutions is a party; Disputes arising out of an arbitration clause contained in a commercial contract or agreement in which the parties have conferred jurisdiction on the Court.” The Court’ jurisdiction “may be extended to human rights at a suitable date to be determined by the Council”, according to its documents.

On 21st February, 2018, the High Commissioner accompanied by Mr. Edwin Afande paid a courtesy call on Hon. Yasmin Ratansi, MP and Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. They discussed Kenya- Canada bilateral and development cooperation . ... See MoreSee Less

On 21st February, 2018, the  High Commissioner accompanied by Mr. Edwin Afande paid a courtesy call on Hon. Yasmin Ratansi, MP and Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. They discussed Kenya- Canada bilateral and development cooperation .