1. BASF BASF opens new plant in Nairobi
  2. KNCHR Empowering Human Rights Defenders
  3. Working a crime scene Closing in on capital offenders

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 and will produce chemical solutions in Kenya and export them to other East African countries as well.


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. Germany contributes more than 132,000 Euro to projects aiming at preventing cases of violence, intimidation or harassment of human rights defenders across the country.

Working a crime scene

Closing in on capital offenders

Liaison Officers from the German Federal Police have been conducting trainings in the past 12 days on crime scene work in the case of capital offences. 16 instructors from East African countries were taught about working methodologies in handling these investigations. The lectures, discussions and practical exercises focused on securing crime scenes, finding evidence such as DNA traces, micro fibres or fingerprints.

The Consular Department has changed opening hours from 17 February 2014. To be assisted by the Consular Department, you have to book an appointment online. This means that also applicants for passports, certified copies or translations etc have to book an appointment online.

Further information


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 Peschke

Support to Regional Security Training

Ambassador Peschke today opened the course entitled “Physical Security and Stockpile Management” in Karen, Nairobi. Its objective is to teach police and army how to safeguard light weapons and ammunit...

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 ...

Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo and Ambassador Andreas Peschke at handover of vehicles and office equipment

German-Kenyan Police Cooperation

The German Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt) continues its close cooperation with Kenyan security forces in the fight against terrorism and crime. On 27 June 2014, German Ambassador A...

UNEA at UN Headquarters in Nairobi

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) - German Side Event

The First UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene in Nairobi from 23 to 27 June 2014. It is the first of its kind, organized and held by the UN Environment Program (UNEP), and is expected to be at...

Sunset over Lake Turkana

Lake Turkana Festival 2014

From 13 to 15 June, this year's edition of the Lake Turkana Festival was held in Loiyangalani. As it had been the case in the last couple of years, the four communities of Loiyangalani itself, as well...

Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler launches 1st East African-German Business Colloquium, Nairobi, 4 June 2014

East African-German Business Summit

On 4th of June 2014, under the patronage of the Former German President Dr. Horst Köhler, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Kenya Association of Manufactur...

Students at the German Cultural Festival on 31 May 2014

20th German Cultural Festival

More than 900 students from all over Kenya took part in the annual German Cultural Festival on 31 May 2014. The Festival, which was organised by the Goethe-Institut Nairobi for the 20th time, was host...

DAAD Conference "How to equip a leader"

40 years DAAD in Kenya

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) celebrated 40 years of its presence and activities in Kenya and in East Africa.  Over these forty years, thousands of students from Kenya and East Africa ha...


Cooperation between Germany and Somalia

On 27 May 2014, German Ambassador Andreas Peschke went to Mogadishu and held talks with leading officials of the Somali Federal government. They included Prime Minister H.E. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, For...

Ambassador Peschke with Joe Kadenge

Interview with Joe Kadenge

Joe Kadenge is a former national soccer player and a Kenyan football legend. The BBC once referred to him as the "finest footballer ever produced by Kenya". Kadenge started playing for the Kenyan National Team in 1956 when he was 21. He later coached the team in the 70s and managed it in the 80s.

Clean and safe water through the Water Services Trust Fund

German-Kenyan Water Projects in Embu

On 21 May 2014, two key projects of Kenyan-German Development Cooperation have been launched and commissioned in Embu The first project supports the Up-Scaling of Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor ...

German School Nairobi

German School Nairobi

On 19 May, students from the German School Nairobi visited the Embassy to have a look at the work of Embassy staff. This visit by students from class 10 was part of diverse activities by the school to...

Ambassador Peschke gives his speech at the launch of responsAbility (28.05.2014)

Support to power generation in Kenya

Germany supports once again the stable, reliable and climate friendly provision of power in Kenya. The overloading of power grids in Africa is one of the main causes of power cuts which has negative i...

Mikindani Primary School

Education is future

Germany supports the education sector in Kenya. On Friday, German Deputy Ambassador Friedo Sielemann inaugurated Mikindani Primary School in Mombasa. The school has been constructed with the suppor...

Ambassador Peschke looks at the modernisation of agriculture at Selecta Kenya (05.08.2014)

Germany supports modernization of agriculture in Kenya

The German Development Finance Institution DEG will provide a long-term loan worth 3 million Euro to Selecta Kenya. The investment will allow the company to modernize its infrastructure in horticultur...

Past, present and future merits of the European Union

In the framework of the EU-Week in Kenya, Ambassador Peschke participated today in a panel discussion at Kenyatta University. The panel dealt with challenges and opportunities of regional integration ...

Market in Mogadishu

Germany committed to support reconstruction in Somalia

On 6 May 2014, a German delegation headed by representatives from the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development visited Mogadishu for consultations on German development support to Somalia.  ...

German Embassy Nairobi

Germany supports Kenyan Police

As part of its support to Kenyan police and security institution, Germany provided two motorbikes to the Kenyan police. German Police Liaison Officers at the German Embassy in Nairobi handed over t...

Frigate "Brandenburg" in Mombasa

Solidarity against Piracy and Terrorism

From 19 to 22 April the German supply ship "Rhön" visited the port of Mombasa. The ship is part of the Anti-piracy mission of the European Union EU Atalanta. It supplies other warships with fuel and o...

Mrs. Hasselfeldt wih Achim Steiner

German Parliamentarians hold meetings in Nairobi

The Delegation of the Christian Social Union which is part of the current Government in Germany has arrived in Nairobi on 14 April. In Kenya, they held several meetings including with German UNEP Exec...

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50 years of German-Kenyan relations

50 Years of German-Kenya relations

Germany was the first country to recognize Kenya's independence back in 1963. This year, Kenya and Germany commemorate the 50th anniversary of partnership and cooperation. Read further

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