Uhuru names 16 ministers,read their profiles
HENRY K. ROTICH- Nominee for Cabinet Secretary Treasury
Henry Rotich has been the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, since March, 2006. He has been involved in formulating macroeconomic policies that ensure an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities.
He is also involved in preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Rotich has worked at the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994. At one time, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist. He has also consulted as a short-term macroeconomic expert in the region – in Mozambique, Malawi and Rwanda with the IMF’s EastAFRITAC (in Tanzania) and Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) in Zimbabwe, in addition to supporting the designing of macroeconomic convergence criteria of the proposed East African Monetary Union.
Rotich holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Nairobi and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honours) from the same University.
He is 44 years and married with two sons.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury.
Cabinet nominee for Health JAMES WAINAINA MACHARIA
Macharia was born in 1959.
He was top in class for both “O” levels and “A” Levels (Kagumo High School, Nyeri). Attained B. Com (Hons) University of Nairobi – 1983
On merit, was selected by Deloitte & Touche to train as a Chartered Accountant in London, UK, Mr. Macharia is also a qualified CPA(K). Attained MBA Degree from Henley Management College, UK.
He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 1989, rising to become Financial Controller in 1994. Thereafter, he worked in Zambia as Managing Director, African Banking Corporation, and later transferred to Tanzania in the same position.
Has been Group Managing Director with NIC Bank from 2005 to-date, when the Bank grew more than tenfold and with five subsidiary companies including Tanzania and Uganda
Macharia is married to a Zambian (Pamela Chanda) and has two children – Martin and Sandra.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health.
DR. FRED OKENGO MATIANGI,Cabinebt nominee for ICT
Born in Borabu, Dr. Fred Matiangi formerly taught at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi.
He has held various research and Programme implementation positions with various local and international organizations. He consulted previously for among others the World Bank, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations Development Programme.
He is a governance and programme implementation expert and the immediate former Country Director of the Kenya Parliamentary Support Programme. He is leaving his current position as the Eastern Africa regional Representative for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York to join our government as the Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication and Technology.
Fred is married and has two children.
Cabinet Secretary nominee Foreign Affairs AMB. AMINA MOHAMED
Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme at Nairobi.
Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs and former Ambassador of Kenya to the United Nations at Geneva.
Amb. Amina Mohamed is a lawyer and diplomat by profession and has served in the public service since 1985.
She has served in the Ministries of Local Government, Foreign Affairs and Justice.
Amb. Mohamed is married to Mr. Ahmed and has two children.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
ADAN ABDULLA MOHAMED Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Industrialization and Enterprise Development.
Adan Mohamed was born December 1963 in Mandera. Adan has worked for Barclays Bank for over 15 years in different parts of the world. He has been the CEO of Barclays Kenya for a period of 10 years that has seen the Bank grow from strength to strength.
In recognition of his contribution, Barclays Group recently promoted him to the role of Chief Administrative Officer with responsibilities for 10 countries in Africa.
Prior to Barclays, he worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers for a period of 7 years in London where he trained as a Chartered Accountant.
An MBA graduate of Harvard Business School in the US, Adan is also a First Class Bcomm degree graduate from the University of
Adan is married to Nafisa and have 5 children.
ANNE WAIGURU:Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Devolution and Planning
Anne Waiguru has an academic background and experience in economic and public policy. She holds a Masters degree in Economic Policy from the University of Nairobi, and, has specialized experience in public finance, financial management systems, public service reform and capacity building, and, governance.
Waiguru is the Director, Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS), and, Head of Governance at the National Treasury. She served briefly as a Senior Public Sector Manager/ Assistant Vice President, at Citigroup NA.
Previously, Waiguru served as a Technical Advisor in the Cabinet Office, Office of the President. This position was initially seconded by the World Bank (DC).
In the last two years, Waiguru has led her IFMIS team at the National Treasury to win three Awards for exemplary performance in the Public Service. She was also nominated two years ago, as one of the Top 40 Under 40 women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public service.
Waiguru has been published, and has served as the Alternate to the Permanent Secretary/National Treasury in the Public Procurement oversight Authority Advisory Board, and, the Women Enterprise Fund Board. Waiguru is a proud mother of three sons, Ian, Don and Wabu aged seventeen (17), fourteen (14) and nine (9) respectively.
AMBASSADOR RAYCHELLE AWUOR OMAMO Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Defence.
RayechelleOmamo is a Senior Counsel, has been an Advocate of the High Court of 27 years standing. She was the First Woman Chairperson of the Law Society of Kenya and First woman Ambassador of Kenya to France, Portugal, The Holy See and the Republic of Serbia and Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO.
She has made substantial contribution to the advancement of the rule of law in Kenya and to the development of legislation and policy, for example:
- Member of the Task Force on the Establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Kenya;
- Member of the Task Force on the Review of Landlord and Tenant Legislation;
- Assisting Counsel to the Ndungu Commission:
- She was the Jurist of the Year 2002.
She studied Law at the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK.
DR. HASSAN WARIO ARERO,Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Sports, Culture and the Arts.
Dr. Hassan WarioArero, was born on the 24th November 1970. He hails from Moyaledistrict of Marsabit County where his family were mainly of nomadic pastoralist background.
He joined the University of Nairobi’s Institute of African Studies in 1990 and graduated in 1995 with a 2nd Class Upper Honours in the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. In 1997, Dr. Wario won the Chevening Scholarship through the British High Commission and proceeded to the University of East Anglia in Norfork, England to pursue his Masters Degree.
He proceeded to undertake his PhD in Anthropology at the same university, where he graduated in 2013 with a PhD degree in Anthropology.
Dr. Wario joined the National Museums of Kenya in 1995.Dr. Wario has extensive international work experience, having worked for the British Museums for eight years. He brings an impressive network within the heritage and related sectors worldwide. He is married with two children.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Education. PROF. JACOB KAIMENYI
Prof. Kaimenyi was born in 1952. He is married with 5 children. He holds a PHD in Dentistry from the University of Nairobi. He is the first inaugurated full professor of PERIODONTOLOGY at the University of Nairobi.
He is currently:
a) Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs at the University of Nairobi.
b) A Member of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
c) A trustee of Regina Pacis University College – A constituent College of the CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN AFRICA.
He is a Honorary Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
Previously has held several key positions such as:
· President of the Commonwealth Dental Association
· Head of the National Dental Unit at the Kenyatta National Hospital
FELIX KIPTARUS KOSKEI,Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
Koskei was born in 1964. He joined University of Nairobi in 1987 and graduated with BSC Honours Degree in 1990. He did his MBA in Strategic Management in 2003 at the University of Nairobi.
He joined Kenya Posts and Telecommunication Corporation in 1990. In 2007 he joined Kenya Civil Aviation Authority as Manager Procurement where he served for 2 years. In 2009, he joined Kenya National Highways Authority and rose through the ranks to become General Manager, Supply Chain and Support Services.
He has undertaken professional courses in Supply Chain Management offered by Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply having completed his graduate diploma.
He is trained in Road Asset Management Systems and Strategic Level Planning by University of Brunswick, Canada. He also trained in Implementing successful and Effective Public Private Partnerships in University of Botswana.
He is married to Margaret and has 4 children, 1 boy and 3 girls.
ENG. MICHAEL S. M. KAMAU Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Transport and Infrastructure.
Engineer Kamau was born in 1958. He is married with two children and has been in the Civil Service since 1981. He was seconded to Moi University in Eldoret for seven years between 1990 – 1998.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi, Master of Science in Engineering from the University of New Castle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
He has received extensive training in the field of engineering and management both locally and internationally. His is registered as a Professional Consulting Engineer by Engineers Board of Kenya. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya and also a fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management.
He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He has been a Permanent Secretary since October, 2007 and a key architect in the infrastructure upgrade in the last 10 years.
PHYLLIS JEPKOSGEI KIPKINGOR – KANDIE
Kandie was born in Eldama Ravine, Baringo county48 years ago.
In 1986, she joined St. Mary’s University, Canada for her undergraduate where she attained a B.Com (Economics) Degree. She then proceeded to Middlesex University, United Kingdom in 1991 and Durham University, UK for her MBA and further training.
She is married to Ambassador Julius Kandie and blessed with two children, Lawrence and Simon.
She is an investment banker and is currently engaged as a Director, Investment Advisory Services at Standard Investment Bank. She has also served as a regulator within the Capital Markets, energy and agricultural sector.
Previously, she was a Business Advisory Consultant for the SME Sector having consulted for the World Bank and European Union. She has served in several Boards including the Kenya Revenue Authority.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism.
DAVIS CHIRCHIR,Nominee for Cabinet Secretary Energy and Petroleum.
Chirchir has a depth of experience in project development, management and execution and is skilled in strategic analysis and financial management.
He previously served as a Commissioner at the Interim Independent Electoral Commission.
Previously General Manager at Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation he coordinated the restructuring of KPTC to create Telkom Kenya, Communication Commission of Kenya, Postal Corporation of Kenya and staff Pension Fund.He also coordinated the privatization of Telkom Kenyaand establishment of Safaricom.
Chirchir holds a Masters of Business Administration in International Management from Royal Holloway School of Management, University of London and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Physics from the University of Nairobi.
He is 53 years and married with four children.
PROFESSOR JUDI WANGALWA WAKHUNGU Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
Judi is a holder of a PHD in Energy Resources Management. She is currently the Executive Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies. She is also Energy Advisor to the Energy Sector Management Program of World Bank and Advisor at the Legatum Centre at MIT.
She is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Management of Social Transformation Programme.
NAJIB BALALA, Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Mining.
Balala was born 20th September 1967.
He served in four (4) Ministries and best was Ministry of Tourism. He was elected President of UNWTO. Was best Minister of Tourism in Africa by the African Investor.He has Experience in Private Business
He attended a leadership course at JF Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and also a course in Urban Management at the University of Toronto
He served as Member of Parliament for Mvita for 10 years.
He is married to Najaah and have four (4) children – 2 girls, 2 boys.
CHARITY KALUKI NGILU Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Land, Housing and Urban Development.
Born in Machakos District in 1952
Worked for the Central Bank of Kenya and Chase Manhattan for 10 years Managed family businesses for 8 years.Served as a Member of Parliament for Kitui Central Constituency for 20 years
Served as Minister of Water, Irrigation where under her leadership increased the number of people accessing safe clean water from 17 million to 24 million in 5 years
Served as a Minister of Health, where under her leadership patients living with AIDS accessed drugs, reduced malaria infection,reduced infant and maternal mortality.
Holds a BA in Leadership & Management
Married to late Eng Michael Ngilu,has three (3) children