Germany and Kenya traditionally have close relations based on partnership. The Federal Republic of Germany was the first country to recognise Kenya under international law after it gained independence…
The worst locust infestation in decades is currently destroying crops and pastureland in the Horn of Africa. There is a risk of famine in the region. Germany has made available two million euros for emergency aid to help tackle this infestation.
In December 2015, Al-Shabaab militia fighters attacked a coach at the Somali border in Kenya. A German-Kenyan short film co-funded by the Federal Foreign Office gives a vivid account of the events in Mandera County. The film is now hotly tipped to win an Oscar.
Since March 2017, the Federal Foreign Office has contributed funds from the Cultural Preservation Programme to support the restoration and expansion of the Rabai cultural centre near Mombasa on the Kenyan coast.
On a visit to Nairobi, Foreign Minister Steinmeier met members of the government and opposition and spoke in favour of strengthening economic and cultural relations between Germany and Kenya.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his Kenyan counterpart Amina Mohamed spoke in Berlin today (6 February) about crises and opportunities on the African continent.