Botswana, Gaborone: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Botswana wishes to announce that His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, has appointed Mr Andrew Onalenna Sesinyi, as Botswana’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya on 17th April 2023.
Mr Sesinyi brings a wealth of experience to the Foreign Service acquired from over three decades of an illustrious career in the public service and banking industry, as well as with international media organisations such as the African Union of Broadcasting.
In his most recent post, he noted that he served as the Permanent Secretary, Government Communications at the Office of the President (2019-2021), where he played an instrumental role in overseeing Botswana’s communication aspects of governance.
As a seasoned journalist, he has gained national recognition for the contributions he has made in promoting Botswana’s national development agenda story on both local and international media platforms.
Other portfolios that Mr Sesinyi has held within the public service include Deputy Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology; Deputy Permanent Secretary – Political Affairs; and Senior Private Secretary to the former President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Dr Festus Gontebanye Mogae.
High Commissioner-Designate Sesinyi has also played a key role in advancing Botswana’s national interests abroad during the time he served at Botswana Diplomatic Missions in Namibia (1989-1995) and in Zambia (1982-1983).
Mr Sesinyi is expected to attend his Kenya appointment in May 2023. He takes over from High Commissioner Mr Gobopang Duke Lefhoko, who recently completed his tour of duty.
Andrew Sesinyi is not only a media administrator/journalist but also an author, and he wrote the book Love on the Rocks (1981), his first English novel. He also conveys the images of urban Botswana. He is 71 years old and carries a lot of experience and life lessons in the field of journalism, and now he is going to serve as Botswana’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya.