The Zambia High Commission in Kenya is accredited to The Republic of Kenya, The State of Eritrea, The Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Seychelles. We are also accredited as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and UN HABITAT. We therefore endeavour to promote trade, investment and tourism between our country, Zambia and our countries of accreditation. These harmonious relations promote peace and good will among neighbouring States and help in the free movement of citizens.

It is also the mandate of the Mission to look out for Zambians in these areas of jurisdiction. This covers Zambians who have migrated permanently, those who have relocated due to professional obligations, peacekeepers, as well as those who come into conflict with the law.

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  • Mission Statement
  • Goal Statement
  • To effectively promote and protect Zambia’s interests and maintain good international relations in order to contribute to sustainable development.

  • To safeguard Zambia’s interests and promote proactive diplomacy in order to contribute to national prosperity.

Our History

Zambia High Commission, Nairobi is part of the 33 foreign missions abroad opened by the government of Zambia. The mission has extra accreditation to the republics of South Sudan, Eritrea and Seychelles. The chief mandate of the mission is to promote mutual and beneficial bilateral relations between the host country and the other countries of extra accreditation encompassing political, social and economic relations.

Similarly, the mission is obliged to take care of and protect Zambian nationals whether resident or visiting Kenya. This necessitates that Zambian nationals provide appropriate information to the mission for record keeping and follow up should need arise.  Consular role of the mission also encompasses issuance of travel and identity documents and the evacuation of those in distress.

Zambia high Commission, Nairobi chancery is located along Nyerere road, opposite Uhuru Park.  It is one of the privileged missions to undertake diplomatic operations in their own premises. The current building was officially opened by President K.K. Kaunda in 1984 after a fire tragedy brought down the premier offices which were located in City Hall annex, one of the pioneer buildings in the central business district of the capital Nairobi. The fire incident engulfed the building and caused massive destruction to property and information.  This prompted the government of Zambia to quickly invest in their own building. Then in 1984, the current offices were officially opened by the then President Dr. K.K. Kaunda on 20th may 1984.