The Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary, Amb. Macharia Kamau visited the Kenya High Commission, Pretoria from 22nd October 2018. The PS was received by the High Commissioner, HE, Amb. Jean Kamau. During his visit the PS had also met with the Home based staff members at the chancery where he was briefed on the activities of the mission. In his visit to South Africa, the PS also held a meeting with South Africa’s DG Environment, Nosipho Ngcaba where they discussed matters relating to the oncoming Global High Level Sustainable Blue Economy Conference scheduled to take place in Kenya from 26th to 28th November 2018.
Kenya's High Commissioner, HE Amb. Jean Kamau in conjunction with Canadian High Commissioner HE Sandra McCardell co-hosted a reception to publicize the oncoming Sustainable Blue Economy Conference scheduled to take place in Nairobi Kenya on 26th to 28th November 2018. The event was well attended by ambassadors and high commissioners among other dignitaries from the government of South Africa. The conference is dedicated to sustainably realizing the untapped potential found on the shores and in our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers. It is also focused on integrating economic development and will advance the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and the SDGs.
CONDOLENCES TO THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH OF AFRICA
It is with great shock and sadness that we have learnt of the passing on of South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, on Saturday, 22nd September 2018.
On behalf of the Government of the Republc of Kenya and the people of Kenya, I would like to sincerely send our condolences to the government and people of the Republic of South Africa following the demise of the Minister.
We join you and the family in mourning the death of Minister Molewa who is well celebrated as the first female premier of the North West and also the first and to this date the only woman to become the provincial chairperson of the ANC. She was also the first female chairperson of the portfolio committee on trade and industry.
Kenya mourns with you and we pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful and great memories shared with Minister Molewa.
Amb. Jean Kamau
ORION EPZ LTD
Kenya High Commission in Pretoria wishes to introduce Orion EPZ Ltd to the Kenyan Diaspora in the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Kingdom of eSwatini and to relevant consumers. Orion EPZ Ltd is licenced to process and export pyrethrum and it carries out the activities of extraction and refining of Pyrethrins from the pyrethrum flowers for export.
The High Commission visited Cape Town from 25th to 26th of May 2018 for provision of consular services to the Kenyan community living in Cape Town and surrounding areas. The High Commission team was also on a follow up mission on a missing Kenyan business lady, Ms. Faith Manyara who went missing on 23rd January 2018 and has not been heard from since then. Mr. Edward Mwangi, 1st Counsellor, Mr. Josef Mwikya Head of Consular, Mr. Mcharo a political officer and Ms. Muraguri consular assistant, provided consular services for the two days.
On 17th May 2018, the Deputy High Commissioner, Amb. Lemarron Kaanto accompanied the Kenyan Members of Parliament (MPs), who are members of the Pan-African Parliament, for a Tour to the Reconstruction and Development Programme Housing at Riverside Project, hosted by the Department of COGTA and Human Settlements of the Republic of South Africa. The MPs present were: Sen. Stewart Madzayo, MP; Hon. Jude Njomo, MP; and Hon. Beatrice Kones, MP.
On 11th May 2018, H.E. Amb. Jean Kamau hosted Kenyan Members of Parliament (MPs). They were: Sen. (Dr.) Abdullahi Ibrahim Ali, MP; Sen. Stewart Madzayo, MP; Hon. Jude Njomo, MP; Hon. Beatrice Kones, MP; and Hon. Janet Ong’era, MP. The MPs were sworn into office as Members of the Pan-African Parliament on 7th May 2018 during the 6th Ordinary Session of the 4th Pan-African Parliament.
Dr. Chris Kiptoo, Principal Secretary for International Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade during the Joint Technical Working Group Committee Meeting at the Kenya High Commission in Pretoria, on 2nd May 2018 before attending the 1st Japan-Africa Public Private Economic Forum (JAPPEF) from 3rd to 4th May 2018 in Sandton, South Africa
The state house choir made a major boost of Kenya’s cultural diplomacy when they made a visit to South Africa and Swaziland from 26th April to 2nd May 2018.
One of the highlight of their visit and performance was at National Art and Cultural Award ceremony in Swaziland before HRH Prince Sicalo Dlamini , Hon Paul Dlamini Deputy Prime Minister of Swaziland and Hon. David Cruiser Ngcamphalala Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs of Swaziland.
The Kenya High Commission in Pretoria wishes to encourage the Kenyan youth to participate in this year's Annual Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit, in South Africa
On 3rd March 2018, H.E. the High Commissioner, Amb. Jean Kamau hosted the African Leadership Academy (ALA) Kenyan students for lunch at the Residence in Pretoria. The ALA admits students from across Africa and the Kenyan student population at the academy is at 15%. The Kenyan students that have been admitted at the academy have continued to be true Ambassadors to the Kenyan brand as they continue to make the country proud. Since inception of the ALA in 2008, about 150 Kenyan students have come through the academy, making them one of the highest contingents to go through the academy from any single African country. The academy through its unique admission process offers equal opportunity to students from all backgrounds and many of the Kenyan students are from humble backgrounds. As a result, the Kenyan students have benefited from the academy’s values and principles that are truly aligned to the Kenya’s leadership ethos and that of our constitution which entails upholding the highest levels of leadership values and standards. The event was a clear gesture to those young Kenyan leaders that the Government of Kenya is indeed investing to the growth and prosperity of the Kenyan youth.
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta will visit South Africa on 11 January 2018, the first foreign trip since he was sworn in as President for his second and final term last November.
President Kenyatta will hold talks with his host, South African President Jacob Zuma, in the Indian Ocean city of Durban, centred on bilateral and pan-African issues.
Kenya and South Africa enjoy warm relations. The leaders will be looking to deepen bilateral cooperation, and especially in the areas of trade, security, and infrastructure development.
Kenya and South Africa are also key players in peace building on the African continent, and the leaders will review progress in countries such as Somalia and South Sudan.
Amb. Jean N. Kamau, High Commissioner of Kenya to South Africa, hosted the 54 th Jamhuri day Celebrations at Pretoria Country Club on 7rd December 2017. The celebrations were graced by Dr. Monde Tom, Director General of Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa. The event was attended by Hon. Minister Mr. Dumisani Christopher Ndlangamandia, Minister of Information Communication and Technology of the Kingdom of Swaziland, South African Government Officials, members of diplomatic corps based in Pretoria, representatives from South African companies doing business in Kenya and Kenyan Diaspora in South Africa.
H.E. Jean Kamau, Kenya High Commissioner in Pretoria during an interview on Womanity-Women in Unity, by Dr Amaleya Goneos-Malka, Producer and Presenter, Channel Africa SABC on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at the SABC studios in Hatfield, Pretoria. For audio streaming click here , alternatively listen on Channel 802 via DSTV’s Audio Bouquet on: Thursday 28 September @10h00; Thursday 28 September @22h00; Friday 29 September @03h00 and Sunday 1 October @06h00.
Amb. Lemarron Kaanto, Deputy High Commissioner, represented the High Commission at the Tshwane North Cluster South Africa Police Service (SAPS) Heritage Day Celebrations held on 15th September 2017 at Bundu Inn Resort, North of Pretoria. The theme of the celebrations was the Maasai culture from Kenya and their way of life, in addition to other South African cultures which presented their traditional dresses and dances cultures.
H.E. Jean Kamau, Kenya High Commissioner in Pretoria pose for a group photo with Kenya Karate team which participated in the Commonwealth Karate Championship for African Nations which was held in Johannesburg South Africa in the Month of September2017.The Kenyan team won the overall title with seven(7) gold, four(4) silver and three(3) bronze.
Presentation of Credentials Lesotho
Ambassador Jean Njeri Kamau, High Commissioner of Kenya to the Republic of South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Kingdom of Swaziland presented her Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Letsie III, of the Lesotho on 10th August 2017.
Rollout of e-Passport
This is to notify the General Public that the Department of Immigration will start issuing the e-Passport with effect from 1st September 2017. Holders of valid current passports will be allowed to use them for the next 2 years i.e to 31st August 2019 after which they will be rendered invalid. Please note that the department will no longer be issuing the current Ordinary, Diplomatic and East African passports.
Amb. Lemarron Kaanto, Deputy High Commissioner, Kenya High Commission Pretoria, Mr. Josef K. Mwikya, Head of Consular and Dr Gatama Gichini, Education Attaché’ during an official visit to the Harambee Diaspora Group in Klerksdorp on 8th July 2017.
KENYA HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA HAS OPEN THE PRE- QUALIFICATION BIDS FOR 2017 - 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR.
Kenya High Commission in Pretoria invites bids from eligible bidders for pre-qualification for the supply and delivery of goods, works and services for the period 2017 - 2018, as indicated herein below attached bids categories
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On 25th March 2017 representatives of Kenyan Academic Diaspora Community from University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Johannesburg, University of South Africa, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and the Kenya High Commission jointly organized the Education, Science, Technology and Innovation 2017 Gauteng Symposium / Education Day" at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). The event created a unique platform for over 70 Kenya Academic Diaspora Communities (undergraduates, postgraduate and senior academicians) residing within Gauteng Province to present their research and experience foci. In addition the event;
- Created awareness of the existing education sector bilateral cooperation programs
- Expanded the ongoing comprehensive skills data base development;
- Profiled and networked the academicians;
- Stimulated the vibrant debate on education sector;
- Created a key networking platform for education sector actors and stakeholders;
- Established intra and inter connectivity of the education sector actors and stakeholders.
The High Commissioner, Ambassador Jean Kamau and Dr. Gatama Gichini – Education Attaché accompanied Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o the distinguished Professor of the Departments of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine, on Thursday 2nd March, 2017 evening at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he delivered a public lecture entitled 'Secure the Base, Decolonise the Mind.'
KENYAN ACADEMIC DIASPORA COMMUNITY ONLINE REGISTRATION
The Kenya High Commission in Pretoria is in the process of developing a comprehensive database for all Kenyan Students and members of staff in Universities, technical colleges and research institutes in the Republics of South Africa.
The purpose of the targeted database is for networking the Kenyan academic Diaspora community with Kenyan institutions and other ongoing programmes in the education science and technology sector. It is against this background that the Mission kindly requests you to voluntarily spare a few minutes and provide the requested precise information in the form below that will be treated confidently.
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H.E Amb. Jean Kamau with members of Kenya Delegation to CITES CoP 17 led by Cabinet Secretary Hon. Judy Wakhungu when she hosted the Delegation for lunch on Saturday 1st October,2016 at her residence in Pretoria, South Africa.