Nkirote is a certified public secretary and lawyer with a passion for corporate governance, standard setting and policy making. She is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, an active member of the Law Society of Kenya and a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya where she is an elected member of the Council and is currently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Institute.
Nkirote holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Reading (United Kingdom), a Master of Laws in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town (Republic of South Africa), a Global Executive Masters in Business Administration jointly offered by United States International University (Kenya) and Columbia Business School (New York, USA), a Higher National Diploma in Law (Kenya) and a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management (Kenya).
Nkirote has worked in various sectors in Kenya including telecommunications, retirement benefits and insurance in a wide-range of activities involving legal and regulatory risk analysis, legislative drafting, monitoring developments in legal research, setting up legal and governance structures, and legal policy development. She has also practiced law.