On behalf of the great people of my County , I appreciate President Kenyatta for appointing Mr Lindsay Kiptines Kenya’s Ambassador to Bangkok, Thailand.
Until his appointment, Mr Kiptines, a career civil servant was the Director of Asia, Australasia and Pacific Islands and Coordinator, COVID-19 Response at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having been a dedicated Public servant in a period spanning 27 years now, and therefore his appointment is well deserved.
Born to peasant farmers in Kartur village, Marakwet East, Mr Kiptines, a last born in family of 12 joined the public service as a Secondary School Teacher in 1993 where he taught History and Geography at Sergoit High School, in Keiyo district.
He would later move to Provincial Administration as District officer (D.O III) in Archer’s Post, Samburu, and later served in Kirisia, Baragoi, Mogotio, Kericho, Nakuru, Bungoma, Vihiga and Kakamega where he attained the rank of DO1.
He moved to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs serving in various capacities at HQs and various Missions abroad for the last 17 years including hosting HE the President in Turkey during an Official visit as Acting Head of Mission in 2014.
He played an important role in the successful implementation of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement CPA, and the Somali peace process while serving at the Kenya Embassy in Khartoum and later at HQs respectively while serving as Desk Officer for IGAD.
Mr. Kiptiness also played a crucial role as Spokesman for Foreign Affairs during operation ‘Linda Nchi’ including in rehatting KDF as part of AMISOM troops in Somalia.
The people of my County do not take for granted this appointment and we sincerely commend the Jubilee administration for recognizing the marginalized regions in Kenya.
Mr Kiptines becomes the second person from the larger Marakwet Community to be appointed Ambassador after the late Benjamin Kipkorir who served as envoy during the Kanu regime.
HE. ALEX TOLGOS , EGH
GOVERNOR , ELGEYO MARAKWET COUNTY