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 Uhuru Kenyatta's post. ... See MoreSee Less

All clear for oil production, President Kenyatta announces NAIROBI, 19 MAY 2018, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta today announced that the production of oil from the Turkana oilfields will start without any hindrance after an agreement was reached on the sharing of revenue. The President, said the revenue from oil will be shared on the basis of 75 percent for all Kenyans through the National Government, 20 percent to the county government and five percent will go to the local community. The Head of State spoke after a deal was struck on the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Bill specifically as regards to provisions for revenue sharing. “We now have an understanding that can put Kenya on the map of oil exporting countries. We will intensify our exploration efforts not just in Turkana but in the rest of the country now that we have a legal instrument that can help guide how oil and gas will be handled in our republic,” said the President at State House, Nairobi. The President was joined by Deputy President William Ruto and leaders from Turkana led by Governor Josphat Nanok. President Kenyatta thanked Governor Nanok and the other leaders from Turkana for their initiative to find a quick resolution of the outstanding issues. The governor said the leadership and the people of Turkana are now fully in support of the exploration and production of oil after the disagreements were resolved. He said the Council of Governors, which he chairs, is also satisfied in how the issue was resolved. “The impediment that the Turkana people were concerned with and even the council of Governors raised in its petition to Parliament has now been discussed and resolved,” said the governor. He said the leadership from Turkana will support the fast-tracking of the transportation of oil by road as well as the construction of the oil pipeline to Lamu Port.

Kenya High Commission Ottawa shared Standard Gauge Railway Project Kenya's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Construction of SGR overhead Road at the Port of Mombasa is almost complete, as the SGR railway line will pass underneath the bridge.

Kenya High Commission Ottawa shared MagicalKenya's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

The elongated Ol Kokwe Island in the center of Lake Baringo is a sight to behold. Around the lake you can see crocodiles, hippos, giraffe, impala, ostrich, rock hyrax, dwarf mongoose, a large variety of reptiles, lungfish, tilapia and catfish & over 470 bird species. #TembeaKenya

Kenya High Commission Ottawa shared The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's video.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
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Filmed earlier today, enjoy a quick lesson from our Voi orphans in the art of mud bathing..... these daily sessions can easily last an hour, especially on hotter days, affording the elephants in our care an opportunity to cool down and protect their skin against the sun.