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Chiloba, Maangi Among Ruto’s New Ambassador Nominees (Full List)

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President William Ruto has made new changes to the Foreign Service docket by nominating new Ambassadors, High Commissioners, and Permanent Representatives in Kenya’s missions abroad.

In a statement on Friday, State House Chief of Staff Felix Koskei said the nominees have been forwarded to Parliament for vetting.

“His Excellency the president has transmitted the nominations of High Commissioners, Ambassadors, and Permanent Representatives to the National Assembly for consideration and approval by Parliament in fulfillment of the legal requirements set out under our nation’s supreme law,” read the statement in part.

The nominees include former Communicatiions Authority Director General Ezra Chiloba, former Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, and former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa.

Ruto also nominated former West Mugirango MP Kemosi Mogaka and Former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) Vice President Caroline Kamende Daudi.

Below is the full list of the nominees.

High Commissioners

  • Catherine Kirumba Karemu (London, United Kingdom)
  • Joash Arthur Maangi (Kampala, Uganda)
  • Lilian Tomitom (Lusaka, Zambia)
  • Vincent Mogaka Kemosi (Accra, Ghana)
  • Caroline Kamende Daudi (Ottawa, Canada)
  • Lt. Gen. Peter Mbogo Njiru (Islamabad, Pakistan)


  • Fred Outa (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Prof. Anne Kisaka Nanguli (Dakar, Senegal)
  • Timothy Kaluma Mcharo (Algiers, Algeria)
  • Christopher Andrew Lang’at (Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Jessica Muthoni Gakinya (Rabat, Morocco)
  • Halima Yussuf Mucheke (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • David Kiplagat Kerich (Washington DC, USA)
  • Everylyne Mwenda Karisa (Havana, Cuba)
  • Dr. Peter Mutuku Mathuki (Moscow, Russia)
  • Amb. Moi Lemoshira (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Kenneth Milimo Nganqa (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Lt. General Jonah Mwanqi (Tehran, Iran)
  • Abdi Aden Korio (Muscat, Oman)

Permanent Representatives

  • Gertrude N. Angote (United Nations Environment Program – UNEP)
  • Grace Atieno Okara (United Nations HABITAT)
  • Dr. Fancy Too (Ambassador/ Permanent Representative, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Ekitela Erastus Lokaale (United Nations, New York, USA)

Deputy Heads of Missions

  • Suleiman Ibrahim Roba (Kampala, Uganda)
  • Sunya Morongei Orre (Pretoria, South Africa)
  • Petronila Were (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
  • Bishop (Dr.) Joseph Warui (London, United Kingdom)
  • Rose Sumbeiywo (Rome, Italy)
  • Kipkosqei Toroitich (Vienna, Austria)
  • Christopher Kirigua (Washington DC, USA)
  • Amb. Peris Kariuki (Brasilia, Brazil)
  • Jon Chessoni (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Saadia Salim (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Akinyi Walkowa (Los Angeles, USA)


  • Ezra Chiloba (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Charles Githinji Keiru (Goma, DRC)
  • Aden Mohamud Mohamed (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
  • David Iboko Lokemer (Dubai, UAE)

Special Envoy

  • Phillip Omondi Thigo (Special Envoy on Technology)

Ministry Headquarters Ambassadorial Appointments

  • Beatrice Nyakobe Ombachi Karago (Director – Americas & Caribbean)
  • Julius Kiptoo Bargoret (UNON)
  • Joseph Masila (Deputy Director – Asia & the Pacific Ms. Jane Makori Director-Economic Affairs & Commercial Diplomacy).

Ruto also nominated Caroline Mueke for appointment as the Secretary-General of the East African Community.

“The government of Kenya has, pursuant to Article 67 of the Treaty on Establishment of the East African Community, nominated Ms. Caroline Mwende Mueke for appointment by the Summit of the Heads of State as the Secretary-General of the East African Community,” Felix Koskei stated.

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