Mr. Kuria serves as the Director of Programs and Research. He has a background and experience in research and metrics, social and behavioral programming and communications. Mr Kuria first joined the Commission in February 2013, a few months after the commission was established. He served as the Deputy Commission Secretary, Research and Programs. He was responsible for establishing a comprehensive functional directorate in the technical arm of the Commission.
In 2014, he was appointed to serve in the Commission as the Acting Commission Secretary and Accounting Officer, a post he held till February 2018.
In March 2019, Mr Kuria joined the Commission for the second time as the Director responsible for research and programs, a position he is currently serving in. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr Kuria served as the technical lead on gender, education, youth, children and social services in the Council of Governors, Kenya. During his short stay at the Council, he implemented a robust UNWOMEN-supported gender equality program in the devolved governments.
Mr Kuria has previously served as a manager and senior technical program lead in various local and internationally recognized social development programs;