(c) UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe:Secretary General meets President Mwai Kibaki.

On Dec. 12, 1963, Kenya, achieved her full independence and Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, a nationalist leader during the fight to win independence from the British colonial powers, became the first president.

A few days later, on 16 December 1963, Kenya became a member of the United Nations. One year later on 12 December 1964, the Republic of Kenya was proclaimed.
Official Portrait of President Uhuru Kenyatta

In the fifty years since independence, Kenyan leaders have represented the country at the United Nations and given remarkable speeches in both the General Assembly and the Security Council, as well as in committees and commissions.

This site repackages all speeches given by the Presidents, Vice Presidents, the Prime Ministers and  Foreign Affairs Ministers at the United Nations  General Assembly.  Selected speeches delivered at the Security Council are included.

A page with further references  on more research results from the United Nations Library databases and resources is included.

This information repackaging project is  part of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library outreach and liaison programme.