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Amb. Orina Stella Mokaya



Germany was the first country to recognise Kenya’s independence and both countries enjoy warm relations with one another. In 1966 President Heinrich Lübke of West Germany visited Nairobi, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Kenya in July 2011. She held talks with President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga. The Chancellor was on a tour to launch the newly conceived 'Afrika-Konzept'. 

In 2014 the Foreign Cabinet Secretary of Kenya, Amina Mohamed, met with the Cabinet Secretary of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in Berlin. In the same year, Former President of Germany, Horst Köhler, led a trade delegation to Nairobi. He also held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Germany is usually the third or fourth largest source of tourists to Kenya. Germany, unlike other European countries, has not issued advice against travel to Kenya.

The development of cooperation between the two countries is based upon several factors, including agriculture, development of the water and sanitation sectors, good governance, education, and renewable energy. With regard to trade, Germany is Kenya's third largest export market in Europe after the UK and the Netherlands.