The German Embassy Nairobi is in charge of the bilateral relations not only with Kenya but also with Somalia and the Seychelles.
The Ambassador is also accredited as Germany's Permanent Representative at the UN organizations UNEP and UN-HABITAT in Nairobi.
Germany’s guidelines for Africa
Which strategy is Germany pursuing with regard to this rapidly changing continent? The Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa, developed by the Federal Foreign Office, set out approaches to taking opportunities, tackling risks and overcoming crises.
Federal Government Policy Guidelines for Africa
Foreign Minister Gabriel on the presidential elections in Kenya
The German Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, made the following statement today (13 August) on the presidential elections in Kenya:
Statement by Sigmar Gabriel
Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on the August 8th General Elections
On August 8, Kenyans will exercise one of their most important democratic rights and select their leaders. As international partners, we encourage Kenyans to look beyond their differences to come together to ensure free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections. A successful poll will secure the extraordinary promise of the 2010 Constitution, strengthen democracy, and advance prosperity for all Kenyans...
Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on the August 8th General Elections [pdf, 537.29k]
Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya, 15 June 2017
As Heads of Mission from international partners supporting Kenya's August 8 elections, we met this morning with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman and Commissioners. We congratulated the Commission on the important National Elections Conference held in Nairobi on 13-14 June, which allowed participants to discuss electoral preparations and to make clear their support for free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections.
Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya [pdf, 451.58k]
International Heads’ of Mission Statement on Kenya’s Political Party Primary Process, 3rd of May 2017
As friends of Kenya, we congratulate the many Kenyans who peacefully participated in the recent political party primaries by voting and supporting the integrity of the process. We also welcome the large number of women and young candidates and voters...
International Heads’ of Mission Statement [pdf, 267.3k]
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
Mogadishu, 12 January, 2017 - The EU welcomes the election of the Leadership of the House of the People. It is an important step in Somalia's political transition that will allow Somalia to soon conclude the indirect parliamentary electoral process that started in 2016. The newly elected parliamentarians will now, through their actions, have to earn the trust and confidence of the Somali people.
Local EU Statement on Election of the Leadership of the House of the People in Somalia