Press release

Seychelles and Kenya to bolster bilateral ties with first Kenyan High Commissioner to be accredited to Seychelles

May 6, 2024

The High Commissioner-designate of the Republic of Kenya to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mr Isaac Njenga Gatitu, paid a courtesy call on the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, on Monday 6th May 2024 at Maison Queau de Quinssy.

The status of implementation of MoUs signed in July 2022 during the State Visit of then Kenyan President, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, were amongst the topics of discussion to revitalise the existing cooperation between the two countries.

Ambassador Fock Tave reiterated the importance of the MOUs related to Agriculture and Tourism and how the two countries can enhance collaboration in these two areas.

Seychelles’ successes in Aquaculture is of interest to Kenya and the High Commissioner- designate expressed eagerness to collaborate further in this field.

Maritime Security was another important topic broached on by the diplomats, where Ambassador Fock Tave commended Kenya for its work as chair of the Contact Group on Illicit Maritime Activities (CGIMA). The two sides discussed efforts to fight piracy and other illicit maritime activities in the region, a common threat for both countries’ socio-economic growth.

Other vital areas of cooperation such as concluding a Visa Waiver Agreement were also discussed during the meeting.

High Commissioner-designate Gatitu will be presenting his credentials to President Wavel Ramkalawan at State House on Tuesday 07th May 2024.