National Holidays

Day Date
New Year’s Day 1 January
Good Friday variable
Easter Monday variable
Labour Day 1 May
Madaraka Day 1 June
Mashujaa Day 20 October
Jamhuri Day (Independence Day) 12 December
Christmas Day 25 December
Boxing Day 26 December
Idd-Ul-Fitr variable

Kenya National Anthem




English version                                                                                                              

O God of all creation

Bless this land and nation

Justice be our shield and defender

May we dwell in unity

Peace and liberty

Plenty be found within our borders.


Let one and all arise

With hearts both strong and true

Service be our earnest endeavour

And our homeland of Kenya

Heritage of splendour

Firm may we stand to defend.


Let all with one accord

In common bond united

Build this our nation together

And the glory of Kenya

The fruit of our labour

Fill every heart with thanksgiving.



Swahili version

Ee Mungu nguvu yetu

Ilete baraka kwetu

Haki iwe ngao na mlinzi

Natukae na undugu

Amani na uhuru

Raha tupate na ustawi.


Amkeni ndugu zetu

Tufanye zote bidii

Nasi tujitoe kwa nguvu

Nchi yetu ya Kenya


Tuwe tayari kuilinda.


Natujenge taifa letu

Ee, ndio wajibu wetu

Kenya istahili heshima

Tuungane mikono

Pamoja kazini

Kila siku tuwe na shukrani.


Mission, Vision and Mandate


The Mission’s mandate is to articulate Kenya’s Foreign Policy and as well as to advance national interests through diplomatic engagement at both bilateral and multilateral levels.

The Mission’s functions include; promotion of bilateral and multilateral engagement, promotion of trade, investments and tourism to Kenya, technological transfer, engagement with the Diaspora, provision of Consular Services, lobbying for Kenyan candidatures to the UN and International Organizations in our countries of accreditation, articulation of Kenya’s position within the UN-Rome based agencies and other International Organizations, coordination of official visits and handling of protocol matters.

Vision Statement

A strong and internationally competitive Diplomatic Mission.

Mission Statement

Forge strong and flexible partnerships that will enhance the existing cordial bilateral relations between Kenya and the countries of accreditation for the mutual benefit, as well as enhance co-operation with the UN Agencies based in Rome.