1. Reception in the garden of the Ambassador's Residence in Nairobi Day of German Unity
  2. DAAD Germany awards 300 Scholarships to Garissa Students
  3. Ambassador Andreas Peschke at graduation ceremony at German School Nairobi Graduation ceremony at German School Nairobi
Reception in the garden of the Ambassador's Residence in Nairobi

Day of German Unity

The National Day of the Federal Republic of Germany is celebrated worldwide and marks the anniversary of German Reunification which was completed on 3rd October 1990. On the occasion of this milestone in the German history, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nairobi hosted celebrations in Nairobi, Mombasa and in Mogadishu.


Germany awards 300 Scholarships to Garissa Students

Up to 300 students of Garissa University College who survived the deadly attack on 2 April 2015 will be awarded scholarships for the continuation of their studies. The scholarships are awarded by the Regional Office for Africa of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and financed by the German Ministry for Development. The programme aims at helping students to find a way back to normal life.

Ambassador Andreas Peschke at graduation ceremony at German School Nairobi

Graduation ceremony at German School Nairobi

On 29 May, Ambassador Andreas Peschke handed over certificates of having passed the 'Abitur' to this year's graduates from the German School Nairobi. The 'Abitur' qualifies for university matriculation and is the highest secondary education degree in Germany.

German Week 2015

German Week 2015

From 15 to 23 May 2015, Nairobi will be the venue of a “German Week”, presenting Germany in Kenya. A particular focus will be on German culture as well as activities of German organisations in the clo...

Oliver Schwart (German Embassy) with the winners of this year's German language competition

Kenyan students travel to Germany

Once again, the Embassy and the Goethe-Institut Nairobi have chosen a number of Kenyan students who will have the opportunity to attend summer school in Germany from mid August to mid September 2015. ...

breaking wave in front of blue sky

Indian Ocean - Conference in the Foreign Office

Around 40 representatives of the political, business, academic and civil society spheres in the Indian Ocean region, the United States and Europe are meeting today (9 June 2015) for an international conference entitled “The Indian Ocean – A Maritime Region on the Rise”. Organised by the Federal Foreign Office in collaboration with the foundations Robert Bosch Stiftung and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, it will involve various panel discussions and expert workshops on such subjects as maritime security and new trade routes. The conference is intended to raise awareness of the growing significance of the Indian Ocean and explore new forms of cooperation on matters of foreign and economic affairs.

Federal President Joachim Gauck

German President on the Garissa terror attack

3 April 2015 On the sad occasion of the attack on Garissa University College, German President Joachim Gauck presented his condolences to His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of ...

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German Foreign Minister Steinmeier visits Kenya

During the past days, German Foreign Minister has been traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Kenya. In Nairobi, Frank-Walter Steinmeier met his counterpart, CS Amina Mohamed as...

From left: Christoph Schmidt (Technical Advisor GIZ), Ismahan Adawe (Assistant to Minister of Interior), Brigitte Reichelt (Programme Manager GIZ), Julia Kronberg (Head of Cooperation, German Embassy), H.E. Minister Abdurahmen Mohamed Hussein (Minister of Interior), Hon. Abdirashid Mohaed Hidig (State Minister, Ministry of Interior), Ahmed Nur (Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees & IDPs)

Germany supports voluntary return of refugees to Somalia

On 25 March 2015, the Head of German Development Cooperation for Somalia, Ms Julia Kronberg, met with the Somali Minister of Interior, Abdurahmen Mohamed Hussein, in Mogadishu in order to discuss a pr...

Garowe-Galkacyo Corridor

EU and Germany rehabilitate Garowe-Galkacyo Corridor

EU Ambassador to Somalia, Michele Cervone d'Urso and German Ambassador to Somalia, Andreas Peschke, together with the President of Puntland, H.E. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali ‘Gas’, launched the "Sustainable ...


German Police trains Kenyan and regional police

The liaison office of the German Police in Nairobi held a training course from 2 to 6 March in Nairobi on crime scene investigation. Participants of the course came from five different East African st...

Ambassador Peschke and CS Rotich

Kenya and Germany enter into a new development partnership

On the 26th February 2015, Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and the German Ambassador Andreas Peschke signed the government agreements on development cooperation. With these agreements, Germany committe...


Ambassador Peschke inaugurates Trade Fair CIBEX

German Ambassador to Kenya, Andreas Peschke, participated today in the inauguration of CIBEX, the Trade Fair for Construction, Infrastructure, Building and Energy. Out of the 60 companies present at t...

Ambassador Andreas Peschke at Career Fair at Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University invites German Ambassador Peschke to speak at Career Fair

Under the motto “Nurturing Careers through Creativity, Talent and Innovation”, the Kenyatta University held a Career Fair today. Guest speaker of the Fair was German Ambassador to Kenya, Andreas Pesch...

Salut Salon meets Ghetto Classics

Salut Salon meets Ghetto Classics

On Sunday, the classical quartet Salut Salon from Germany came to visit the group "Ghetto Classics" in Korogocho. They taught the children to play several songs which they will perform during the conc...

Council of Governors

Partnership for Development

On the 21st January 2015, the Country Team of German Development Cooperation met with the Kenyan Council of Governors. The governors of Baringo, Kericho, Kisumu, Lamu and Nandi led by His Excellency, ...

Christmas visit to “The Nest”

On 15 December 2014, Ambassador Andreas Peschke paid a Christmas visit to the children’s home “The Nest” in Limuru. The Embassy supported the project with some urgently needed sanitary renovations in ...

Cotton field

Cotton made in Africa

On 17 December 2014, Ambassador Andreas Peschke opened a workshop hosted by the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) dedicated to the development of the cotton and textile market in East Africa. The w...

East Africa Peace Festival in Kilifi, 30 November - 5 December 2015

"More Space for Sport" - with support from Germany

Germany has included Kenya in its African-wide program “More Space for Sport – 1,000 Chances for Africa”. The program was initiated by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and i...

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 


Preventing Malnutrition in Meru County

German Development Cooperation organised a two-day workshop this week on how to implement food fortification effectively in Kenya to prevent malnutrition. During the workshop, representatives from the...


International law: the basis of German-Kenyan relations?

Ambassador Andreas Peschke was invited by Strathmore University Nairobi to give a lecture today on the importance of international law in foreign politics. In front of 100 students, he highlighted tha...

Green Talent Award

Kenyan scientist wins "Green Talent Award"

Kennedy Liti Mbeva from Kenya is 26 years old and currently studying Environmental Management in Shanghai. For his research which focuses on enhancing climate finance effectiveness, he was honoured wi...


A new dawn in Turkana

Not even two years into devolution, the new county of Turkana in Kenya's North West has made enormous progress. Visiting Lodwar, one notices at once that things are really moving forward. There are s...


Funding for Kakuma Refugee Camp

Germany will provide additional funding of about 6 million Euro for Kakuma refugee camp and host communities. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Kakuma currently provides ...

Solar Energy

Solar Energy for Rural Areas

On 21 October, Governor of Narok County, Samuel Kuntai and German Development Cooperation launched a solar project in Talek. It is part of a larger solar energy programme in Kenya for which Germany wi...


German School offers scholarships

The German School Nairobi is one of the most important places where German and Kenyan youths meet on a daily basis. Therefore, the school is central to our bilateral relations. And most importantly: i...


Germany supports scholarships for refugees

Three Kenyan Universities and UNHCR signed a memorandum of understanding today to host refugees to receive university education. In the framework of the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiat...

Governors in Baveria

Pamoja kwa Ugatuzi

From 5 to 16 October, nine Governors from various Kenyan regions visit Bavaria for an exchange of ideas on the agricultural sector in Germany. Their objective is to identify best practices and impleme...


German company supports street children

Merck, one of the world’s leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies, launched a project to support street children in Nairobi. At the German School Nairobi, General Manager for Consumer Health, Vo...


Day of German Unity

On 3rd October, Germany and Germans all over the world celebrate their national day, the Day of German unity. The dates marks the reunification of Germany on 3 October 1990.   On the occasion of the...


Germany supports Drought Resilience in Somalia

Over the next three years, Germany will support drought resilience in Puntland and Somaliland with more than 2.3 Million Euro. The project will be implemented by Save the Children. The assistance prov...


Germany supports countering violent extremism

The German Government supports the prevention of terrorism and radicalisation of the youth at the coast. Over the next two years, Germany funds the non-governmental organisation MUHURI with EUR 291.00...


Germany and Kenyatta Hospital partner for Health

On 12 September, Germany and Kenyatta National Hospital signed a memorandum of understanding in order to improve quality management. The agreement explicitly focuses on maternal and child health. The ...


Partnering for Green Economy

The global initiative for the support of sustainable development and green economy SEED holds its Africa Symposium in Nairobi on 10 and 11 of September. The Symposium aims at supporting companies and ...


Exhibition on World Religions

German Ambassador to Kenya, Andreas Peschke, participated in the opening of an exhibition on World Religions. The unveiling ceremony of the exhibition designed by the Ecumenical Centre for Justice and...


Germany supports Water Sector in Kenya

Principal Secretary for Water, James Teko Lopoyetum, will lead a delegation of 18 representatives from Kenyan water service providers on a study trip to Germany from 13-21 September. At the kick-off e...

Bundespräsident a.D. Köhler

Former German President visited Kenya

Former German President Dr. Horst Köhler visited Kenya from 4 to 8 September. He held talks with political leaders including H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, former President Mwai Kibaki and former Prim...

Germany trains Kenyan Health Officers

At a kick-off event at Fair View Hotel today, Head of Development Cooperation, Lars Wilke, saw off 16 senior health officers leaving for Germany at the end of the month. The objective of their exchang...


1.5 million Euro for Mine Clearing in Somalia

Germany continues its support to humanitarian mine action in Somalia with 1.5 million Euro. The contribution will finance the clearing of minefields in northern Somalia. The project will be implemente...


BASF opens new plant in Nairobi

Friedo Sielemann, Deputy Ambassador of Germany to Kenya, participated today in the official inauguration of a new chemical plant by German multinational BASF. The new plant is placed in Mlolongo area ...


Empowering Human Rights Defenders

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNHCR) and German Deputy Ambassador Friedo Sielemann signed an agreement today which will enhance the protection of human rights defenders in Kenya. Germ...


Germany supports Financial Management in Kenya

German Development Cooperation has supported the new Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) in Kenya since 2010. Yesterday, the system was officially inaugurated at Kenyatta Intern...


German students conduct research on agriculture in Kenya

The German Embassy was pleased to welcome a research group of post-graduate students from the Centre for Rural Development from Berlin. It was a great opportunity to share what German Development Coop...


Stopping wildlife crime

World Elephant Day took place in Nairobi this weekend to further boost the fight against poaching in Kenya and Africa as a whole. Paula Kahumbu, Executive Director of Wildlife Direct explained what t...

Vocational training

Vocational trainings in Kenya

German development cooperation intends to support vocational training in Kenya. Therefore, a project identification mission is on the ground the whole week. Its first task is to enter into dialogue wi...


Radio soap - made in Kenya

During the past two weeks, Deutsche Welle has been recording their newest radio drama "Crossroads Generations" in Nairobi. It is part of Deutsche Welle's distance-learning programme called "Learning b...


Ambassador meets with KWS

Ambassador Andreas Peschke today met the Director of Kenya Wildlife Service, William K. Kiprono. KWS has the important task of administering and securing the National Parks and other protected conserv...


Support to water supply and agriculture in Kakamega

On 25 and 26 July, German Ambassasdor Peschke and Head of German Development Cooperation in Kenya visited Kakamega county to take stock of Kenya-German development cooperation in Kakamega. They visi...

Sunrise at Lake Victoria

German Ambassador visits Western Kenya

The German Ambassador to Kenya Andreas Peschke travels to Western Kenya on 25 July 2014 in order to visit projects of German-Kenyan development cooperation in Kisumu and Kakamega County.  This mornin...


Deutsche Welle trains Kenyan journalists

German Deutsche Welle academy started a workshop today on "Empowering Media and Citizens". The workshop aims at strengthening freedom of the press as the backbone of a free and democratic society.

Farmers harvesting Tilapia from an aquaculture pond in Western Kenya

German Support to Fishing at Lake Victoria

Today, Kenya, Israel and Germany signed a trilateral agreement aimed at protecting Lake Victoria by supporting fish farmers and creating alternative ways of fishing. At the signing ceremony, Ambassad...

Geothermal power station Olkaria in Naivasha

Germany to finance Energy & Water Projects in Kenya

Germany and Kenya signed agreements on two development projects in the energy and water sector. German Development Bank KfW provides 33.05 million Euro to the Nairobi Water Distribution Project to ass...

Ambassador Andreas Peschke with Marsabit County Governor Ukur Yatani

Germany Supports Kenyan Agriculture

Today, German Ambassador Andreas Peschke handed over 20 motorbikes to Marsabit Governor Ukur. Yatani. This equipment support is intended to improve the mobility of agricultural advisors of the County ...

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