The Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs earlier in the week named its chargé d’affaires and his team for its new consulate in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

Plans to have a Kenyan consulate in Hargeisa were cemented last December when Somaliland President Muse Bihi made an official visit to Kenya on invitation from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The two leaders agreed among other issues to upgrade the Somaliland Liaison office in Nairobi to a consulate and set up a Kenya consulate in Hargeisa.