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    UNIS/BIO/1009
    25 March 2013

    New Permanent Representative of Kenya Presents Credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 25 March (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of Kenya, Michael Adipo Okoth Oyugi presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) Yury Fedotov.

    Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative, Mr. Oyugi has been serving as Director of the Africa and the African Union Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya (2010-2012).

    During his career Mr. Oyugi has served in various capacities, among them:

    Principal Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Kenya in Addis Ababa (2005-2010); Head of the International Organizations and Conferences Division, and later Head of the Africa and African Union Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya (2003-2005); Consul-General of Kenya to Switzerland and First Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Kenya in Switzerland (2001-2003); Drafter and Documentation Officer at the Secretariat of the Southern Sudan Peace Negotiations (1993-1994).

    Mr. Oyugi has also served at the Kenya Mission to the United Nations in Geneva (1998-2003) and at the Embassy of Kenya in Paris, France (1987-1992).

    Mr. Oyugi has represented Kenya at expert level in the African Union Committee on the Post-Conflict Reconstruction of the Sudan (2006-2009); chaired a session of governmental experts of African Union Member States which finalized the draft text of Africa's Health Strategy (2007); chaired a session of governmental experts of African Union Member States which finalized the African Union Framework Document on Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development (2006); was Head of Secretariat of the Kenya Host Country Organizing Committee of the First Review Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production And Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines And On Their Destruction (2004).

    Mr. Oyugi has a diploma in Diplomatic Protocol from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Paris, holds a graduate diploma in Latin American Studies from the University of Brasilia, Brazil and a bachelor's degree in International Relations and French Language from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.

    Mr. Oyugi is married and has four children. He speaks English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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