Episode 42: A Look At Kenya’s Foreign Policy

Episode 42: A Look At Kenya’s Foreign Policy

We are 53 days away from this year’s general election, and this week, we talk to Nanjala Nyabola, a writer and policy analyst, about Kenya’s foreign policy. In 2014, for the first time since our independence, we published a written foreign policy document. Its vision is the pursuit of a peaceful, prosperous and globally competitive Kenya, and its mission is to project, promote and protect Kenya’s interests and image globally through innovative diplomacy, and contribute towards a just, peaceful and equitable world. How are we doing so far? Press play to find out!

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6 thoughts on “Episode 42: A Look At Kenya’s Foreign Policy

  1. Good listen though some things were not looked at holistically such as Kenya going into Somalia just to sell them Miraa.

    1. Thank you Timothy! Stay tuned! 🙂 Though to clarify I have to say we didn’t say that’s why we went into Somalia, we said that our primary interest is to keep them stable because they are the biggest consumers of our miraa.

  2. I once went to Pretoria to renew my passport after it was mutilated in an accident. I had obtained my passport as a minor so I didn’t have an ID yet. I had turned 18 in SA. I was to wait 3 weeks then go collect my new passport. I dutifully went to collect it within five days of my flight and was informed that I had to wait and could only have it renewed in Nairobi. Travelling back was such a hassle as I had to explain to customs that the HC had told me to have it renewed back home. The lack of communication was disconcerting and the building in Pretoria lacks the prestige and professionalism of other countries’.

    Really interesting conversation and I hope the 50% at Foreign Affairs are listening.

    1. Whoa, that must have been stressful M!! Sorry about your experience, glad you finally made it back home. I hope they’re listening as well. Stay tuned! 🙂

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