Ambassador Patrick Simiyu Wamoto, EBS, Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1983, and has risen through the diplomatic service, starting as an Assistant Secretary III in 1983 to the position of Ambassador in 2008.
During his long career in Foreign Service, 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 in Vienna, Austria (2002-2005) and Deputy Head of Mission, Kenya High Commission Abuja (2005-2007). He served as the Director of the Africa and AU Directorate at the Ministry Headquarters (2008-2009), Political and Diplomatic Secretary and Principal Deputy to the Permanent Secretary in April 2010 and was appointed in an acting capacity as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 27th October, 2010 to August, 2011.
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.
He served as Ambassador/High Commissioner of Kenya to South Africa with multiple accreditation to the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland from May 2013 to February 2015 and was appointed Ambassador of Kenya to Thailand with multiple accreditation to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar in March 2015.
Ambassador Wamoto holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nairobi, a Post-graduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies from Oxford University, UK (1987) and a Post-Graduate Diploma 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 of Kenya.
He is married with 3 Children.