There has been a long association between Ireland and Kenya with many Irish missionaries, non-government organisations, businesses and individuals having worked throughout Kenya. This association has served to strengthen the relationship between both countries. This relationship was captured in the exhibition 100 Years: Irish in Kenya which was launched by the Embassy in 2016 and has been exhibited throughout Kenya and also in Ireland.
The Embassy was officially opened in November 2017 by Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Dr. Amina Mohamed, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kenya.
Ambassador Dr. Amina Mohamed, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kenya and the Tánaiste, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade officially open the Embassy of Ireland, Kenya on 08 November, 2017.