Kenya (Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

South Africa and Kenya re-established official relations in 1992 after a break of 29 years. The South African Mission, originally started during November 1991, was accorded diplomatic privileges and immunities on 8 May 1992. Relations were upgraded to full diplomatic status on 12 April 1994.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Kenya

H E Ms K A Mqulwana
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Kenyan Representation in South Africa

H E Ms J N Kamau
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

High Commission of the Republic of Kenya

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Kenyan High Commission in Pretoria

Health Requirements

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required as well as vaccination against cholera.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

The climate varies from the tropical south, west and central regions to arid and semi-arid in the north and north-east of the country. Temperatures vary from temperate on the Central Highlands, where the equator runs across the foothills of snow-capped Mount Kenya, to tropically hot in the low-lying areas and hot and humid, all year round, along the coast.

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Kenya Shilling (Ks), divided into 100 cents. The current rate of exchange is about Ks 79.1500 to the US Dollar. The currency is not freely convertible.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No Information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0872/0837.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Kenya, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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