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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Wizara ya Maswala ya Kigeni
Coat of Arms of Kenya
Agency overview
FormedDecember 12, 1963; 57 years ago (1963-12-12)
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
HeadquartersOld Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30551-00100 G.P.O
Nairobi, Kenya[1]
Annual budgetKES. 13 billion [2]
Agency executives
  • Amb. Raychelle Omamo, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs
  • Macharia Kamau, Principal Secretary [3]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya is the Kenyan government ministry which oversees the foreign relations of Kenya.

The Ministry was established in 1963 after Kenya's independence. Since independence, Kenyan foreign policy has been designed and guided by the principles of peaceful co-existence, preservation of national security, peaceful settlement of disputes, non-interference in the internal affairs of other states, non-alignment, national interest and adherence to the Charters of the United Nations and African Union.[4]

A Service Charter, based on the current Strategic Plan and the Foreign Policy document, has been developed to guide the operations of the Foreign Ministry so that the Ministry could successfully implement its core mandate and functions. The Strategic Plan sets out what the Ministry is and what it does. The Ministry has developed a self-assessment mechanism, the Performance Contact, to facilitate delivery of services within predetermined targets.

See also


  1. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs : Contact Us". MoFA. Archived from the original on 3 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Highlights Budget speech 2014/15". Business Daily. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs". MoFA. Archived from the original on 18 March 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ Ministry of foreign affairs and international trade, mfa. strategic plan 2013/14 2017/18. mfa.CS1 maint: location (link)