Eunice Muringo Kierieni is a retired nurse who served as Kenya’s Chief Nursing Officer from 1968 to 1986, with responsibility for overseeing and developing nursing in Kenya after independence. She has served in many different health organizations, at home and abroad, and was the first African president of the International Council of Nurses
From 1967 she played a key role in establishing the National Nurses Association of Kenya, an organization given legal status in 1968. She was responsible for many developments in nursing and nursing education. These included the first advanced nursing course in East Africa which was offered at University of Nairobi, a shift from colonial-era hospital-based healthcare towards more community nursing, and a Nurses Act giving professional nurses more independence. Tel Aviv University awarded Kiereini an Honorary Fellowship in 1986. She has also been a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation. She has also been the chairman of the council of the Flying Doctors Society of Africa, chairman of Impact East Africa, and a trustee of the Rattansi Educational Trust.
She was awarded the 2nd Class of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS)