Namgya C Khampa has been appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Kenya. Namgya is currently serving as Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, Kathmandu. She is expected to take up the new assignment shortly. The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the appointment.
India and Kenya are maritime neighbours. The contemporary ties between India and Kenya have now evolved into a robust and multifaceted partnership, marked by regular high-level visits and increasing trade as well as investment.
Khampa joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2000. She has served twice in India’s diplomatic Mission in China (Beijing) from 2002 to 2006 and from 2013 to 2016. She has also worked in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York from 2009 to 2013. While in New York, she was elected to serve as a Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) from 2011 to 2013.
Khampa also served as India’s representative on the Executive Board of the UNDP and UNFPA during her tenure in New York. At the Foreign Ministry in New Delhi, Khampa has at different times handled relations with the United States, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. She has also served on deputation to the Prime Minister’s Office from 2016 to 2018. She headed the Development Partnership Division in the Foreign Ministry handling Indian grant assistance and development cooperation with neighbouring countries. She joined the Embassy of India in Kathmandu as Deputy Chief of Mission in July 2020 and now she is going to take charge of the High Commissioner of India to Kenya in a few days.