Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons – Seventh Biennial Meeting of States


H.E. Mr. Martin Kimani

H.E. Mr. Martin Kimani, PhD, EBS, is Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, with the rank of Ambassador/Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

He also serves as the President’s Special Envoy for Countering Violent Extremism and is the out-going Director of Kenya’s National Counter Terrorism Centre.

Amb. Kimani has previously served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Nations, Nairobi, and as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN- Habitat).

In the past 20 years, he has worked to a senior level in the global currency and bond markets, political risk advisory for underwriters and other corporates, and peace and security in the Horn of Africa and East Africa.
Amb. Kimani is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Gordon Institute of Business at the University of Pretoria and was a distinguished African Fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2013. He holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London, University of London.