UN in Kenya COVID-19 Update

06 Nov 2020

Our thanks to all of you who joined us for the UN in Kenya COVID-19 Update & Q+A Session this week.

With over 1,300 participants from across the UN family, it was one of the most dynamic online townhall meetings we have had so far, and we appreciate all of you taking your time to connect with our panel and colleagues. You can now view the recording of the meeting on UN Web TV here.

We hope we answered your most pressing questions during the meeting, but should you have additional questions or issues you would like to discuss, we encourage you to reach out to the relevant team via the contacts listed below:

WHO COVID-19 Dashboard (Kenya): https://covid19.who.int/region/afro/country/ke

UN Joint Medical Services: https://medical.unon.org/

Emergency - +254 (0)724 255 378 (24/7)

Clinic - +254 (0)20 762 1267 / +254 (0)20 762 2267 / +254 (0)20 762 2268 (Mon-Fri)


UNON Facilities: unon-fmts-servicedesk@un.org

UNON Human Resources: +254 (0)20 762 1111 (*3)

UNON Travel Unit: unon-travel@un.org

Host Country Services Unit: +254 (0)20 7623711


UNDSS: +254 (0)707 722 503 / +254 (0)707 722 505

We understand your concerns and frustrations around the uncertainty that we are all living with, and especially that around returning to the office or duty station. Given the many questions received on this issue, we have attached the guidance on Alternate Work Arrangements circulated by the Office of the Director-General.  We encourage you to review these documents and reach out to your HR Partner or discuss your specific situation with your supervisor should you have any questions.

Our greatest concern will always be the wellbeing of all UN personnel, and we promise to keep you updated on any changes in the situation here in Kenya and our plans for a return to the Gigiri Complex.

As emphasised by our speakers, with the current increase in cases in Kenya and globally now is not a time for complacency. More than ever, it is vital that we all act with caution – and  with a full sense of the responsibility all of us have for helping protect the health and wellbeing of ourselves, our families, our colleagues and the wider community.

With thanks as ever,

Your UN in Kenya Team

Posted on: 06 Nov 2020