Kenya appoints its head of liaison office to Somaliland


By: Staff writer

Kenya has deployed Benson M. Mwaliko as Head of Liaison office in Hargeisa. Horndiplomat reports

last week, a high-level delegation from the Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs visits in Somaliland capital of Hargeisa to finalise plans to open up a Kenyan consulate in the Horn of Africa nation.

Today Kenya Foreign ministry officially announced its head of liaison office in Somaliland.

The following statement was issued today by the Kenya Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya presents its compliments to the liaison Office of Somaliland in Nairobi and has the honour to refer to our note MFA/CONT/REL/130Vol.1(4)of 16 August 2021 (Copy attached).

The Ministry further wishes to inform that four (4) officers were deployed to the Kenya Liaison office in Somaliland as follows:-
1:Benson M. Mwaliko – Head, Liaison office
2. Charles K, Waichari – Second Counsellor
3. Grace N. Musau – Administrative Attache
4. Ronald O. Nyakweba Administrative Attache

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the liaison Ofice of Somaliland in Nairobi the assurances of its highest consideration.” said a foreign ministry statement


In February this year, a strong delegation from Somaliland held discussions with the Kenya Head of Public Service in Nairobi as efforts to solidify diplomatic relations between the two countries went a notch higher.

The Somaliland delegation among them Ministers of National Planning and Finance, Mr Hassan Gafadhi and Dr Saad Ali Shire met with Kenya’s head of civil Service Joseph Kinyua in what they said was the second round of talks ahead of the opening of a Kenyan consulate in Somaliland capital Hargeisa and introduction of direct flights from Nairobi.

The team said the talks centred on the memorandum of understanding signed between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somaliland counterpart Musa Bihi in December last year when the latter made an official visit to Kenya.

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