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.


Kenya High Commission Ottawa shared The Treasures of Kenya's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Beautifully tucked away in a hidden corner of the Great Rift valley at the bottom of an extinct volcano west of Lake Naivasha and north of Kongoni village is the tiny jade-green soda lake popularly known as The Green Crater Lake located inside a game sanctuary by the same name. A haven for over 170 bird species and boasting of awesome hiking trails; The Crater Lake Game Sanctuary is indeed a paradise for birdwatchers and hikers alike 🙂🙂 #MagicalKenya #TembeaKenya #TreasureKenya #GreenCraterLake #TravelTuesday

Kenyan Hockey Team in Canada courtesy of Tim Hortons ... See MoreSee Less

There’s only one hockey team in all of Kenya. They had nobody to play. So, we brought them to Canada for an unforgettable game.

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The boys have done it! A momentous occasion as Harambee Stars thump Ethiopia 3-0 to all but guarantee a place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations showpiece. Tactical discipline, sterling team effort, fantastic home support and belief carry the day. Let's savour a great win. With thousands of ecstatic spectators at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi County.

Congratulations Harambee Stars!🇰🇪⚽️👏👏

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LONDON, 11 October 2018 (PSCU) – First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Thursday shared the stage with African Presidents and British Royals to advocate for the protection of elephants in Africa. Speaking in London at an inaugural meeting of Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) chaired by President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon and addressed by Mokgweetsi Masisi (Botswana) and Prince William Arthur, the Duke of Cambridge, the Kenyan First Lady called on more African countries to support the EPI in its concerted efforts to safeguard African elephants. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta who is also the patron of the “Hands Off Our Elephants” initiative, a Kenyan anti-poaching campaign, said Kenya has since 2015 been a supportive member of EPI which has a current membership of 19 African countries. EPI is Africa’s indigenous response to the elephant poaching crisis on the continent. “Kenya’s rich natural assets are extremely vital for our citizens’ livelihoods, economic growth and pursuit for sustainable development,” First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said. “Kenya is home to one of the largest populations of the African elephant, we have committed to play a leading role in the global fight against illegal ivory trade,” she added. First Lady Margaret urged more African countries to become signatories to EPI so that the illegal wildlife trade could be fought across the continent to ensure a sustainable ecosystem. The First Lady, as leader of the Kenyan delegation at the IWT London global conference, had earlier outlined two of Kenya’s eight pledges geared towards combating illegal wildlife trade. “Kenya commits to strengthen law enforcement at key ports of entry and exit to check for any illegal trafficking of trophies through the country and apprehend any offenders perpetrating this crime,” the First Lady outlined. She added: “Kenya is committed to enhance inter-agency cross border collaboration in illegal wildlife trade at all points of entry and exits for concerted efforts in fighting illegal trade in wildlife trophies.” Emphasizing the need for a concerted effort to protect elephants, the First Lady said across the world, and throughout history, any change brought about by humanity has always been as a result of a collaborative process. “Brokering agreements between diverse stakeholders of similar conviction enables us to take a stand together in what we believe in,” she said. The First Lady informed the meeting that over the past four years, Kenya has witnessed remarkable milestones in her conservation efforts. “We have recorded a notable decline in poaching, largely due to adherence to international common policy agreements to save the elephant,” she said. The First Lady also assured of Kenya’s commitment to support the National Elephant Action Plans (NEAPs) platform to mobilise resources for the implementation of sound conservation efforts that would ensure local communities experience economic gain from wildlife conservation.

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First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry at the St. James Palace ahead of the official opening of the fourth London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) #GetTheWholeStory