Amb. Patrick Simiyu Wamoto is a career diplomat of longstanding. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Assistant Secretary III in 1983, rising through the ranks to the position of acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry.
Prior to joining the Commission on 10th January, 2019, Amb. Wamoto was Kenya’s Ambassador to Thailand. He had also served as High Commissioner of Kenya to South Africa and in various other capacities in Kenya’s missions in London, Vienna and Abuja.
He has undertaken various training courses in Management at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi as well as the German Centre for International Development in Berlin, Germany. Amb. Wamoto is also an Alumnus of the National Defence College, Kenya.
Commissioner Amb. Wamoto holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nairobi, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies from Oxford University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Multilateral Diplomacy from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. He was awarded Order of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya for his exemplary contribution to Kenya’s diplomacy and international relations.