Country Profile

The Republic of Kenya is located in East Africa and bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world’s 48th largest country by total area.It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos. From Nairobi, the capital, safaris visit the Maasai Mara Reserve, known for its annual wildebeest migrations, and Amboseli National Park, offering views of Tanzania’s 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro. Its first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and also an inland port on Lake Victoria.

Head of State: H.E Dr. William Samoei Ruto Capital City: Nairobi Independence Day: December 12, 1963 Languages: English and Swahili. Other regional tribes are Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Meru, Kalenjin and Kamba GDP: 87.9 Billion

Currency: Kenya Shillings Area/Size of country (km²): 580,367 km² Natural resources: limestone, soda ash, salt, gemstones, fluorspar, zinc, diatomite, oil, gas, gypsum, wildlife and hydropower Time Zone: (GMT+3)

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Hon Moses .K. Kuria

Cabinet Secretary

Ministry of Trade, Investments & Industry

Social Security House, BLOCK ‘A’

P.O. BOX 30547-00100

Kenyatta Avenue – NAIROBI

Tel: + 254-20-2731531/2-44


Email: Website:

National COMESA Focal Point

Mr. Bramah Kaleve

Chief Economist

Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives

P.O. Box 30430-00100


Tel: +254 20 310983, 315008

Fax: +254 20 3313600


Permanent Representative in Lusaka

Ambassador Johnson Weru

Principal Secretary

State Department for Trade Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives

P.O. Box 30430-00100 NAIROBI – Kenya

Tel: +254 20 310983, 315008 Fax:+254 20 3313600


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