Ambassador Anthony Mwaniki Muchiri was sworn into office as chairperson of the Public Service Commission on 22ndDecember 2021 following approval by the National Assembly and subsequent appointment by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Amb. Muchiri brings to the Commission a wealth of experience drawn from his 37 years of public service that includes a long stint in the diplomatic service. Prior to his appointment as chairperson of the Commission, Amb. Muchiri was serving as Kenya’s Ambassador to Cuba and concurrently as High Commissioner/Ambassador/PR of Kenya to Jamaica, Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, Guyana, Dominican Republic, CARICOM Secretariat since July 2018.
He joined the public service in 1984 in the administration cadre, rising through the ranks as Assistant Inspector (Inspectorate of State Corporations), Assistant Secretary (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and Ministry of National Guidance & Political Affairs), Second Secretary (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and Chef de Cabinet to the Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Public Service.
Between 2003 and 2018, he served in various diplomatic missions abroad and Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission (Kenya Mission to the United Nations, Geneva, 2003-2005); Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Kenya to the Arab Republic of Egypt (2005 -2007); Deputy Director, Administration – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007-2010); Ambassador of Kenya to Libya (2010-2014): Ambassador/Advisor, Office of the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2015-2016): and Chargé d’ Affaires, Kenya Embassy, Havana, Cuba (2016-2018).
Amb. Muchiri holds a Global Executive MBA degree from the United States International University, Nairobi; Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Nagpur University, India; and Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations, University of Nairobi. He has also undertaken numerous professional studies including Advanced Public Administration (Kenya Institute of Administration), Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies (University of Oxford, UK), Certificate in Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy, UNITAR-IPA Fellowship Program in Peacemaking &Preventive Diplomacy, Africa-Egypt Diplomatic Training Program (Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Egypt), and Leaders in Development Managing Political and Economic Change (Harvard University).