The Embassy of Kenya
Address: Rheinbabenallee 49, D-14199 Berlin
Tel.: (+49) 30 25 92 66 0
(+49) 30 25 92 66 11
Amb. Thomas B. Amolo
Ambassador Thomas B. Amolo is a Senior Career Member of the Kenyan Foreign Service joining in 1983. He is currently Kenya’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany. Thomas B. Amolo was the Political and Diplomatic Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nairobi from 2015 to 2020. He served as High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria from March 2013 to December 2015. He’s also been High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the Republic of South Africa, Kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho – from 6th December 2007 to 27th February 2013; Director of Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs HQ in Nairobi, Kenya from 6th December 2006 to 5th December 2007; Director/International Organizations and Conferences Division, (Multilateral) Ministry of Foreign Affairs HQ in Nairobi, Kenya (March 2005 – 5th December 2006); Deputy Director, Special Unit – Kenya/Sudan/Somalia Cooperation Department Ministry of Foreign Affairs HQ in Nairobi, Kenya (26th January, 2005 – March 2005).
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.