Does Kenya Have an Embassy in Hargeisa, Somaliland?

Several claims made here, here and here that started surfacing on January 11, 2023, claim that Kenya has an embassy in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The post includes a screen grab of a document alleged to be President William Ruto’s Executive Order No.1 2023. Several articles published here and here have made similar claims.


Hargeisa is the capital city of the breakaway region of Somaliland that was formerly part of the Republic of Somalia before declaring independence in 1991. However, Somaliland’s claim of independence is still not recognized internationally.


Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Affairs, Dr. Alfred Mutua clarified in a post shared on his official Twitter handle on January 13, 2023, that Kenya does not have an embassy in Hargeisa as claimed.


Claims that Kenya has an embassy in Hargeisa, Somaliland, are FALSE.

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