Bilateral relations between Kenya and Rwanda go way back to the 1960s at attainment of independence for the two countries. The relations between the two countries were further strengthened when Kenya opened an embassy in Kigali for the first time in 1986.
Kenya and Rwanda have enjoyed warm ties over the years, and have established several joint permanent commissions or JPCs since 1979. The latest one was signed in April 2014.
In addition with the entry of Rwanda into the East African Community, these ties have even become stronger, as the EAC moves to ease the movement of people, goods and services in the Community’s partner states.