Commissioner Silas Kinoti Murithi holds the Presidential Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) award. He has a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Surveying and Photogrammetry, both from the University of Nairobi. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Surveying and Mapping from Geographical Survey Institute in Tsukuba, Japan. He has extensive experience spanning nearly 30 years, on all types of surveying and mapping by use of total stations, GPS, remote sensing (aerial photography/satellite imagery) as well as GIS operations, planning, surveying and mapping of settlement programmes. Commissioner Kinoti previously served as a Director in the Interim Independent Boundaries Review Commission (IIBRC). He is a member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) and Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP). Mr. Kinoti has also served as a Director at the Kenya Roads Board and a past Chairman of Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK). He chairs the Human Resource committee and is the Commission reference point for the Counties of Bungoma, Nyandarua, Tharaka – Nithi, Meru, Trans-Nzoia and Marsabit.