Dr. Mary Ciambaka Mwiandi was appointed Commissioner, on 10th January, 2019. She has had a long public service career as a teacher, lecturer and community leader. She taught at Chuka High School, Meru School and Kajiunduthi Secondary School where she rose to the position of Deputy Principal. Prior to her appointment to the Commission, she served as Chairperson and Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Nairobi having started her university teaching career as a Tutorial Fellow.
Commissioner Mwiandi was also a part-time lecturer at Strathmore University, United States International University (Africa), and St. Lawrence University’s Nairobi Campus. She has published widely in her field of interest and supervised MA and Ph.D candidates in history and armed conflict and peace studies at the University of Nairobi. She is a recipient of many local and international scholarships and grants from various institutions and research programs.
Commissioner Mwiandi was nominated as a Goodwill Ambassador on peace, cohesion and integration by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission. She was also a member of the Board of Management of Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and various school management boards.
Dr. Mwiandi holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in History from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi.