High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Jenny Da Rin as Australia's next High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya.

The High Commissioner to Kenya is also accredited to the Federal Republic of Somalia, the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Australia values its longstanding relationship with Kenya, based on our shared democratic values, commitment to multilateralism, and significant trade and cultural links.

Australia and Kenya cooperate closely across a wide range of areas including climate change, food security and in multilateral fora.

Ms Da Rin is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Assistant Secretary, Southeast Asia Development Policy and Programs Branch.

She has previously served overseas as High Commissioner to Vanuatu, as well as in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

I thank outgoing High Commissioner Luke Williams for his contributions to advancing Australia's interests in Kenya since 2020.

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