Holder of MA (Diplomacy & International Studies) from the University of Nairobi and a Post graduate diploma holder in Public Relations and Human Resource Management. Senior Diplomatic training in Indonesia Foreign Affairs Institute, and Executive Leadership Programme Course from Institute of National Transformation, Uganda.
April. 2015 – to date
Dec. 2012 to Mar. 2015 – Ambassador of Kenya to Somalia
Sep. 2009 to Nov. 2012 – Deputy Head of Mission, Kenya high commissionKampala
Dec. 2007 to Sept. 2009 – Head, Horn of Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Kenya
Feb. 2007 to Dec. 2007 – Deputy Head, Horn of Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & international Trade, Kenya
Jul. 2006 to Dec. 2007 – Under Secretary, Office of the President
July. 1991 – July, 2006 – Served in the Ministry of Finance and later at the Office of the President Provincial administration and Internal Security.
Amb Maikara is a skilled Public Administrator,with vast experience, in various capacities, in charge of security, National conflict resolution, Poverty eradication programmes, AIDS control units, Constitution Development Fund, Refugee matters, Parliamentary queries, Human Rights matters and International border issues among other responsibilities.
Participated in various International Meetings and Conferences, such as the Secretariat of African Development Bank, Focal points of the Inter-Governmental Authority and Development (IGAD), International peace conferences on Somalia and South Sudan, UN General Assembly, theExecutive Assembly of the African Union (AU) and TCAD among others.