Before his appointment, Dr. Matiangi served as the Eastern Africa regional representative for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York SUNY/CID. He formerly served as Chief of Party for Kenya’s Parliamentary Strengthening Program.
Dr. Matiangi held research and program implementation positions in various civil society organizations in Kenya and conducted research and training for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the parliaments of Ethiopia, Uganda, and the East African Legislative Assembly. He has also been a columnist for the Daily Nation, Kenya’s leading newspaper, and has consulted extensively with USAID, the Canadian Development Agency (CIDA), the World Bank, and Transparency International.
He taught at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Matiangi’s education includes a Ph.D. in communication and comparative literature from the University of Nairobi, an M.A. in English from the University of Nairobi, and a B.A. in education from Kenyatta University. He speaks Swahili, English, and has a working knowledge of French.