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Mission Staff

Ambassador/ Permanent Representative Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative Counsellor 1 covers 5th Committee Counsellor 2 covers 6th Committee Consul Officer Administrative Attaché United Nations New York

The Kenya Mission to the United Nations serves as the Kenya delegation to the United Nations. Through diplomacy, negotiation, lobbying and daily monitoring of UN activities, the Mission’s main objective is to advance Kenya’s interests at the United Nations in critical areas namely: political, economic and social as well as legal, military, public diplomacy and management interests. The Mission covers a wide range of the Ministry’s Foreign Policy objectives, from peaceful resolution of disputes to protecting the environment as well as promoting sustainable development. The Mission externalizes Kenya domestic policies in a wide range of thematic issues and areas of interests to the country.

The Mission conducts multilateral and bilateral relations with representatives of the 193 UN Member States, over 30 Observer Missions, many Non-Governmental Organizations with observer status and the United Nations Secretariat, which serves member states. It also works with UN Funds and Programmes such as UN children’s fund (UNICEF), the UN Developmental Programme (UNDP), the UN Gender Entity on Women (UN Women), and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) amongst others.

The Kenya Mission implements the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from which it implements specific multi-lateral mandate based on an annual performance contract it signs with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). This means that the Mission in New York promotes the same Mission, Vision and Core Values as contained in the MFA’s current Strategic Plan and its Service Charter, although, the service charter is adapted to the specific roles and functions of the Mission and its circumstances.

This year, 2013, Kenya is celebrating its 50 years of independence and 50 years anniversary as a member State of the United Nations; Kenya became a member of United Nations (UN) on 16th December 1963 and has since played a pivotal role in shaping international multilateral diplomacy here in New York.

Kenya is actively represented in all the six committees of the UN, ensuring that our national interests and views are taken into account in all areas, levels and circumstances. Other areas of focus include the reforms of the Security Council, improvement in the UN finances and strengthening of the UN capacity to deal with economic and social issues, peacekeeping and peace-building and conflict prevention amongst others. Kenya has been in the forefront of efforts to develop practical proposals for reforms of the Security Council, ECOSOC and the UN in general to make the institutions more responsive and strong to deal with modern challenges.

Ambassador/Permanent Representative

It takes exceptional skills and dedication to fully leverage the opportunities for a country like Kenya that exists in a place like the United Nations. The Kenya Mission to the United Nations, despite its small size and limited staff cohort, has proven itself time and again to be up to the task and to have the skills and the dedication to fully engage in the interest of the Kenyan Republic and it's people.

Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative

The United Nations Headquarters in New York is the busiest and the most exciting environment I have worked in yet. There are 193 countries and over thirty (30) Missions with observer status represented here. It is truly a beehive of activity. The Kenya mission to the United Nations is rated as one of the key and significant missions represented here. Kenya enjoys a high and respected profile.

Minister Counsellor

Mr. Arthur A. Andambi

Counsellor I

Mr. Robert Mule Ngei

Counsellor I

Mr. George Kwanya

Counsellor I

Ms Susan Mwangi

Counsellor I

Mr. Evans S. Maturu

Counsellor II

Mr. James Ndirangu Waweru

Second Secretary

Mr. Sospeter Karani

Administrative Attaché

Ms Marie Kinigonda Odero

Administrative Attaché

Mrs. Grace N. Mbabu

Financial Attaché

Mr. Zachaeus T. Psenjen

Defense Adviser

Col. James T. Kenana

Immigration Attaché

Mr. Charles M. Munyao

Vision

To be a leader in pursuit of Kenya’s interests within the multilateral framework of the United Nations.

Mission

To project, promote and protect the interests and values of the Kenyan people through effective diplomatic engagement.

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