Greetings, Salutations, Hamjambo!

Welcome to the website of the High Commission of Canada in Nairobi, Kenya.

Canada is represented by the High Commission in Nairobi which is Canada’s largest mission in Africa. Together, we represent Canada across five countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Burundi and Rwanda, as well as two multilateral bodies, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Habitat Programme. A highly dedicated team of Canadian diplomatic and locally engaged staff deliver programs in the areas of political and economic relations, public affairs, immigration processing and visa services, consular, development cooperation, trade and business development and defence and security cooperation. Our activities in the region are supported and complemented by our office in Kigali (Rwanda) and our Honorary Consul offices in Bujumbura (Burundi) and Kampala (Uganda).

Canada and Kenya enjoy excellent cooperation and friendship founded on shared interests. We were pleased, in November 2018, to co-host with Kenya the first global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, which had over 17,000 registered participants from more than 180 countries. We look forward to working with Kenya in the coming year to build the blue economy we want: prosperous, sustainable and inclusive.

We also work with Kenyans, through our Feminist International Assistance Policy, to advance Kenya’s development, with a focus on education. We are putting women’s and girls’ empowerment at the heart of all our work. Our trade relationship continues to grow, and we are supporting Kenya’s efforts to promote regional security. Our engagement is broad, and holds great promise for further growth.

I would urge you to keep abreast of Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories and Travel Reports for the countries in which you reside and travel. Further information is available on the Travel abroad website.

If you are a Canadian resident in or visiting Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Somalia or Uganda, please take a moment to register online with the Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA ) .

I hope that you find this website useful and informative and we encourage you to explore the links for more detailed information on the range of services we provide.