Dr. Reuben Chirchir joined the Commission on 10th January 2019 as a Commissioner. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Chirchir served in various capacities in the public sector as the Chairman of the University Council of South Eastern Kenya University; Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board; Joint Secretary to the Tribunal appointed by H.E. the President to Investigate the Conduct of a Judge of the Supreme Court of Kenya; Consultant Senior Programme Officer (UNDP) supporting the Task Force on Devolved Government (TFDG), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Local Government; and Operations Officer, Lake Victoria Environmental Management Programme (EPS) under the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
Dr. Chirchir holds a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Organizational Leadership, Master of Science (MSc) in Natural Resource Management, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws degrees. He is also registered with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) as a Lead Expert and a member of the Environmental Institute of Kenya (EIK). Commissioner Chirchir is an active and published scholar with interest in governance, policy and leadership studies.