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The Embassy wishes to inform that Minister Counsellor II, Mr. SalimM.Salim  has returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters after 11 months tour of duty in Moscow, Russia.

The Mission wishes him well in his next assignment.

NEW ARRIVAL – Mr. Salim M. Salim

The Embassy would like to inform you of the arrival of Mr. Salim M. Salim in August 2017, he assumes the position of Charge d’Affaires.

Mr. Salim M Salim is a long serving career diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. He is currently the Charge d'Affaires at the Kenya Embassy, Moscow. In the recent years (2014) he served as the Deputy Head of the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA). In 2015, he served as the Director, Middle East Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nairobi.

He has worked in various directorates at the Ministry Hqs including in Protocol, Africa & AU, Europe & Commonwealth, UN & Multilateral and MiddleEast directorates.

He has also served in Kenya Embassy in Saudi Arabia-(1996-99), Kenya Embassy in France - (2001-2005), and Kenya Mission to UN, New York - (2008-2012).

Mr. Salim has an MA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi. He holds a BA in Political Science and Literature from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Postgraduate diploma in Diplomacy from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroun and  a Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy from the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva (2000-2001). He is also a graduate of the National Defence College (NDC) of Kenya (2016-2017). Mr. Salim is a fluent Kiswahili, English and French speaker and holds a Diplome de Langue Francaise-Paris (1993) and Advanced French Language diploma from the Kenya Institute of Administration (1992).

Mr.Salim has for many years been part of the Kenya negotiating team on Disarmament agenda, including negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the Cluster Munitions Convention, the Ottawa Convention on landmines and the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT).In 2012 he was elected and served as a Vice Chair of the First Committee (Disarmament) of the 67 UN General Assembly. He has also attended several courses and training in Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution.

END OF TOUR OF DUTY – Mr. Richard Mutwota

The Embassy informs that the First Secretary, Mr. Richard Mutwota completed his tour of duty in October and has reported back to Kenya.

Посольство сообщает, что период службы Первого Секретаря г-на Ричарда Мутвоты завершился в октябре, и он окончательно отбыл в Кению.



We are pleased to inform of the arrival of Mr. Hillary N. Kyengo and his family to Kenya Embassy, Moscow, Russia. He joins the Mission as the Deputy Head of the Mission. Mr. Kyengo is an experienced diplomat who has been in the Civil Service for more than twenty (20) years. Mr. Kyengo is married to Mrs. Ruth Ndinda and they are blessed with three (3) sons.

Mr. Kyengo brings a wealth of experience to the Mission having served in various senior positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade and also in Missions abroad. He has served in Several departments at the Headquaters, among them Americas & Australasia, Asia & Australia, Horn of Africa, Protocol, Great Lakes Region and Minister’s Office.

Mr. Hillary has also served as Deputy Head of Mission in Kenya High Comission to Botswana and Kenya Embassy to Somalia. He also briefly served in our Mission in Kuala Lumpur.

Mr. Hillary Kyengo is a continuing PhD student in the field of diplomacy. He had a Masters degree in International relations from University of Nairobi, a Bachelor degree in political Science from Moi University and a diploma in Policy and Strategic Management from Kenya National Defence College. He also holds several certificates in the field of diplomacy and International relations from various International prestigious institutions.

We have no doubt that Mr. Kyengo will add value to the mission and going forward continue to strengthen the already existing relations between Kenya and the Russian Federation.

Mr. Kyengo joins a team of experienced officers at the Mission. We wish him all the best in the Russian Federation.


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Kenyan Ambassadors

I. Kenyan Ambassadors to former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Russian Federation since 1964


ambassador H.E. Otuko Adala (1964-1968)
ambassador H.E. David D.M. Kayanda (1969-1970)
  H.E. J.W. Ndisi (1971-1974)
ambassador H.E. J. Langat (1974-1985)
  H.E. Mwabili Kisaka (1986-1990)

Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan

ambassador H.E. D.I. Kathambana (1991-1998)
ambassador H.E. M.G. Nyambati (1999-2002)
ambassador H.E. Matthew K.M'Ithiri (2003-2005)
ambassador H.E. Sospeter M. Machage (2005-2010)
ambassador H.E. Paul K. Kurgat ( 2010- 2015)


II. USSR and the Russian Federation Ambassadors to Kenya


ambassador H.E. Vladimir Sergeevich Lavrov (1964-1967)
ambassador H.E. Dmitrii Petrov Goryunov (1967-1973)
ambassador H.E. Boris Panteleimonovich Miroshnichenko (1973-1983)
ambassador H.E. Alexander Davidovich Chikvaidze (1983-1985)
  H.E. Vladimir Ivanovich Ostashko (1985-1989)
ambassador H.E. Vladimir Sergeevich Kitaev (1989-1991)

Russian Federation Ambassadors to Kenya

ambassador H.E. Vladimir Sergeevich Kitaev (1991-1992)
ambassador H.E. Boris Grigorevich Maiorsky (1992-1998)
ambassador H.E. Boris Anatolievich Tsepov (1998-2000)
ambassador H.E. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Ignatiev (2000-2005)
ambassador H.E. Valerii Yevginievich Yegoshin (2005-2010)
ambassador H.E. Alexander Mihailovich Makarenko (since 2010)
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