Amb. Wamoto

Amb. Patrick Wamoto is a former senior public servant and diplomatic service professional with a strong insight into the dynamics and issues around Kenya’s foreign relations in particular and the wider government in general. He has contributed immensely to shaping the role of Kenya’s foreign service and its purpose in delivering public service priorities for the ordinary citizen, the economic good of the country and the national interest. He is a persuasive communicator with proven abilities in improving interstate relations and helping build consensus on important regional issues. Prior to joining the Public Service Commission, Amb. Wamoto was Kenya’s Ambassador to Thailand with multiple accreditation to Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. From 2013 to 2015 he served as Ambassador/High Commissioner of Kenya to South Africa with multiple accreditation to the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983 after graduating with an Upper 2nd Class (Honors) Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Diplomatic Studies from Oxford University, UK (1987) and a Post-Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Multilateral Diplomacy from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland (1998). 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. Patrick Wamoto is also an Alumnus of the National Defence College, Kenya (2007). He rose through the civil service ranks starting as an Assistant Secretary III in 1983 to the position of Ambassador in 2008 and Political and Diplomatic Secretary in April 2010. He was appointed in an acting capacity as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 27th October, 2010 to August, 2011. He has served in various capacities both at the Ministry Headquarters and overseas including as First Secretary at the Kenya High Commission in London (1989-1995), Deputy Head of Mission Kenya Embassy Vienna, Austria (2002-2005) and Deputy Head of Mission Kenya High Commission Abuja (2005-2007), and Director of Africa and AU Directorate at Ministry Headquarters (2008-2009). He has represented Kenya at various International meetings and conferences including the UN General Assembly, the Commonwealth Senior Officials and Heads of Governments meetings, the IAEA and UNIDO General Conferences, CTBTO Prep-Com Meetings, the African Union Executive Council and Assembly of Heads of State Meetings and FOCAC Ministerial Meetings. He was conferred with the award of The Order of the Burning Spear, 2nd Class (Elder of the Burning Spear – EBS) by the President of the Republic of Kenya in December, 2010 for his exemplary contribution to Kenya’s diplomacy through his ability to navigate and balance political, national and international pressures to shape strategy and priorities in the national interest. Amb. Patrick Wamoto was born in 1961 and is married with 3 children.

Mr. Stephen K. Kirogo, CBS, Chairperson

Mr. Stephen K. Kirogo, CBS, Chairperson

Mr. Stephen Kinyanjui Kirogo is a career administrator with solid credentials and a track record of public service spanning over thirty years. His appointment as Chairperson of the Public Service Commission in August 2018 capped an illustrious career that began in 1984 as an Assistant Secretary in the Office of the President. Prior to his appointment as PSC Chairperson, Mr. Kirogo was the Principal Administrative Secretary/ Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet in the Presidency and Cabinet Affairs Office since 2012. He rose steadily through the ranks of the civil service from humble beginnings as Assistant Secretary, District Officer, District Commissioner, Senior Assistant Secretary, Undersecretary, Deputy Secretary/Personal Assistant to Head of the Public Service, Secretary to the State Corporations Advisory Committee and finally to the position of Principal Administrative...
Ms. Charity Seleina Kisotu, Vice Chairperson

Ms. Charity Seleina Kisotu, Vice Chairperson

Dr. Joyce K. Nyabuti, Commissioner

Dr. Joyce K. Nyabuti, Commissioner

Dr. Mary C. Mwiandi, Commissioner

Dr. Mary C. Mwiandi, Commissioner

Dr Mary Ciambaka Mwiandi was appointed Commissioner, Public Service Commission in January 2019. She graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from University of Nairobi in 1983, Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Kenyatta University in 1986, Master of Arts (MA) in History from the University of Nairobi in 1993 and PhD in History from Michigan State University in 2005. She attended Kangaru School for her A-levels and Chuka Girls Secondary Schools for O-levels. She has a long and fulfilled public service as a teacher, lecturer and community leader. She taught at Chuka High School, Meru School and Kajiunduthi Secondary School where she also served as Deputy Principal. In 1993 she joined University of Nairobi as Tutorial Fellow and rose through the ranks to Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Archaeology where she taught History, Research Methods, Armed Conflict and...
Dr. Reuben K. Chirchir, Commissioner

Dr. Reuben K. Chirchir, Commissioner

Ambassador Patrick Simiyu Wamoto, Commissioner

Ambassador Patrick Simiyu Wamoto, Commissioner

Amb. Patrick Wamoto is a former senior public servant and diplomatic service professional with a strong insight into the dynamics and issues around Kenya’s foreign relations in particular and the wider government in general. He has contributed immensely to shaping the role of Kenya’s foreign service and its purpose in delivering public service priorities for the ordinary citizen, the economic good of the country and the national interest. He is a persuasive communicator with proven abilities in improving interstate relations and helping build consensus on important regional issues. Prior to joining the Public Service Commission, Amb. Wamoto was Kenya’s Ambassador to Thailand with multiple accreditation to Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. From 2013 to 2015 he served as Ambassador/High Commissioner of Kenya to South Africa with multiple accreditation to the Kingdoms of Lesotho and...
Ambassador Salma A. Ahmed, Commissioner

Ambassador Salma A. Ahmed, Commissioner

Mr. Andrew N. Muriuki, Commissioner

Mr. Andrew N. Muriuki, Commissioner

Ms. Joan Adhiambo Otieno, Commissioner

Ms. Joan Adhiambo Otieno, Commissioner

Commissioner Joan A. Otieno chairs the Staff Pension Scheme as sponsor nominated trustee of the Public Service Commission.  She is a Member of Public Service Commission Terms and Conditions of Service Committee and Human Resource Development Committee.  She joined the Commission in January 2019 after a distinguished thirty-five (35) years of service (1984 – 2019) as a teacher and school administrator.  As an administrator, she not only participated in curriculum review, design and development but was also involved in preparation of instructional resources at the then Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) now called Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).  She was instrumental in facilitation and improvement of access and quality education in various public institutions in the country. As a way of giving back to the society, she sits in the board of Community Initiative Support...

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