Details of Interior Cabinet Secretary nominee Kithure Kindiki’s illustrious career in politics and academia were laid bare during his vetting for the post by Parliament on Tuesday.
Kindiki, who was part of the 22 Cabinet nominees fronted by President William Ruto, told MPs he was confident he’d deliver in the Interior docket.
The assurance followed concerns by a section of the Appointments Committee of the National Assembly of their ‘not so good’ experiences with members of the academia who have held the post.
Kindiki was born in Tharaka 50 years ago, went to school in Tharaka and later joined Lenana School before proceeding to Moi University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree.
From there, he proceeded to the Kenya School of Law where he obtained a postgraduate diploma.
Kindiki then went for further education at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and obtained a Masters in Law in 2000.
In 2002, the nominee obtained a PhD in International Law from the same institution and has been a lecturer of law at many universities.
“I have been a lecturer of law at Moi University for three years and the University of Nairobi for 10 years,” he told MPs.
While in class, Kindiki revealed that he rose the ranks from graduate assistant to tutorial fellow, senior lecturer, and associate professor.
“In the same period, I held administrative portfolios at the university, from the head of the Public Law department between 2005 and 2007. Thereafter, I became an associate dean in the faculty of law,” he said.