Updated List Of Principal Secretaries In Kenya

Here is an updated list of all principal secretaries of Kenya as of 2023, following President William Ruto’s reshuffle. A principal secretary is in charge of managing a governmental department. Kenya has 51 chief secretaries.

Below are the functions and responsibilities of a principal secretary.

Principal Secretaries’ Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing government programs and the State Department’s strategic plan.
  • Facilitating the attainment of the goals and objectives of government and inter-governmental initiatives and projects.
  • Creating and executing an efficient performance management system.
  • Ensure the State Department’s financial, human, and other resources are used efficiently and effectively. This includes the submission of regular required reports.
  • Promoting high levels of professional ethics in their respective departments’ activities.

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Updated List of Principal Secretaries In Kenya

State Department Principal Secretary
1. Cabinet AffairsIdris Salim Dokota
2.DevolutionTeresia Malokwe
3.Performance and Delivery ManagementVeronica Nduva
4.Parliamentary AffairsAurelia Rono
5.Interior & National AdministrationRaymond Omollo
6.Correctional ServicesSalome Wairimu Muhia-Beacco
7.Citizen ServicesJulius Bitok
8.The National TreasuryChris Kiptoo
9.Economic PlanningJames Muhati
10.DefencePatrick Mariro
11.Foreign AffairsKorir Sing’oei
12.Diaspora AffairsRoseline Njogu
13.Public ServiceAmos Gathecha
14.Gender and Affirmative ActionAnne Wang’ombe
15.RoadsJoseph Mungai Mbugua
16.TransportMohamed Dhagar
17.Lands and Physical PlanningNixon Korir
18.Housing and Urban DevelopmentCharles Hinga
19.Public WorksJoel Arumoyang
20.Broadcasting and TelecommunicationsEdward Kisiangani
21.ICT and the Digital EconomyJohn Kipchumba Tanui
22.Medical ServicesHarry Kimutai
23.Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni
24.Basic EducationBelio Kipsang
25.TVETEsther Thaara Muhoria
26.Higher Education and ResearchBeatrice Inyangala
27.Crops DevelopmentPaul Ronoh
28.Livestock DevelopmentJonathan Mueke
29.TradeAlfred K’Ombundo
30.Investment PromotionAbubakar Hassan
31.IndustryJuma Mukhwana
32.CooperativesPatrick Kiburi Kilemi
33.MSMEs DevelopmentSusan Mangeni
34.Youth AffairsIsmail Madey
35.Sports and The ArtsPeter Tum
36.EnvironmentFestus Ngeno
37.ForestryGitonga Mugambi
38.TourismJohn Ololtuaa
39.WildlifeSylvia Naseya Muhoro
40.Culture, the Arts and HeritageUmmy Mohammed Bashir
41.Water and SanitationJulius Korir
42.IrrigationEphantus Kimotho Kimani
43.EnergyAlex Wachira
44.PetroleumMohamed Liban
45.Labour and Skills DevelopmentShadrack Mwadime
46.Social Protection and Senior Citizen AffairsJoseph Mugosi
47.East African Community AffairsAbdi Dubart
48.The ASALs and Regional developmentHarsama Kello
49.MiningElijah Mwangi
50.Blue Economy and FisheriesBetsy Muthoni Njagi
51.Shipping and Maritime AffairsGeoffrey Kaituko

Principal Secretary Salary In Kenya

This position’s gross monthly remuneration is Ksh 765,188, plus various perks as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

The remuneration is broken out below.

Principal Secretary Salary And Allowances
Basic SalaryKsh 459,113
House AllowanceKsh 150,000