Mirembe Nantongo is the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, she has been the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nairobi since September 2017. Prior to her arrival in Kenya, CDA Nantongo served as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs in the State Department’s Africa Bureau. Her previous assignments included Director of the Mid-Level Division in the Human Resources Bureau’s Office of Career Development & Assignments, and Associate Dean in the School of Professional & Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute. She served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Doha and as Embassy spokesperson at U.S. Embassy Baghdad. She completed political, public diplomacy and consular assignments in Bangladesh, Colombia, Oman, the State Department’s Political-Military Bureau, Senegal, and Qatar.
Ms. Nantongo speaks French, Arabic and Spanish and is a graduate of the University of Exeter in the U.K. She has two children.