Denmark–Kenya relations

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Danish-Kenyan relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Kenya



This article discusses the current and historical relations between Denmark and Kenya.


Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited on 26 November 2008, the Karen Blixen Camp in Kenya.[1] On 17 December 2009, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki visited Denmark.[2]

Development cooperation[edit]

Kenya has been a long term development partner of Denmark.

Danish aid to Kenya goes back to Kenya's independence in 1963. Kenya is one of the four original beneficiaries for Danish development assistance. In 1989, Kenya was one of the first Danish program countries. The program aims to promote good governance and respect for human rights in Kenya and expand the democratic space in order to give citizens more say in its political and economic life. Denmark Supports along with other donors, the government's strategy to promote good governance, focusing on core areas as fighting corruption, judicial reforms, reforms in police and prison service.[3]

Denmark helps the agriculture sector in Kenya.[3] Denmark supports the development of the overall institutional framework for the sector, for an infrastructure, to increase access to credit and a general market orientation of the sector. 198 million DKK was given in a period from 2005 to 2010.[3]

Diplomatic missions[edit]

Denmark has an embassy in Nairobi,[4] and Kenya is represented in Denmark, through its embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.[5]


  1. ^ "Statsministeren besøger Karen Blixen Camp i Kenya". (in Danish). 26 November 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Leaders at COP 15". Hindustan Times. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Denmark — Kenya Partnership" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark): 56. ISBN 87-7667-399-5. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Government of Denmark. "Danish embassy in Nairobi, Kenya". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Government of Kenya. "Kenyan embassy in Stockholm, Sweden". Retrieved 31 March 2011. 

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