Frenchman Sebastien Migne was on Thursday unveiled as the new Harambee Stars head coach on a three-year deal.
Migne replaces Belgian Paul Put who quit in February after only three-months in charge.
The Frenchman, 45, was until recently coach of the Republic of Congo.
Migne, 45, signed a three-year deal, with his recent success with Congo-Brazzaville where guided the national side to its first African Cup of Nations since 2000, the highlight of his success.
“It’s a new challenge for me. This is a new country, but I am ready from next Sunday to see the local players and start work immediately,” said Migne.
His first task is to ensure Kenya’s qualification for the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.
Kenya is currently ranked 113 out of 211 nations on the Fifa rankings.
He will work with his own backroom staff which include assistant coach Nicholas Bourriquet. The rest are goalkeeping coach Guillame Coffy and Ludovic Breul who is an Osteopath.
FKF president Nick Mwendwa, who unveiled the new tactician, confirmed that a local coach will soon be unveiled to work alongside this crew.
Kenya are on the back foot in a four-team race to qualify for the 2019 Africa Nations Cup, that also involves Ghana, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia.
Stars lost their opening match 2-1 to the Leone Stars in Free Town, Sierra Leone and are currently ranked third in the group.