ADAN ABDULLA MOHAMED
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 PricewaterhouseCoopers for a
period of 7 years in London where he trained as a Chartered
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.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Industrialization and Enterprise
Ms 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.
Ms 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, Ms.
Waiguru served as a Technical Advisor in the Cabinet Office, Office
of the President. This position was initially seconded by the World
In the last two years, Ms 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.
Ms. 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. Ms Waiguru is a proud mother of three
sons, Ian, Don and Wabu aged seventeen (17), fourteen (14) and
nine (9) respectively.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Devolution and Planning.
AMBASSADOR RAYCHELLE AWUOR OMAMO
Amb.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.
Rayechelle has made substantial contribution to the advancement
of the rule of law in Kenya and to the development of legislation
and policy, for example:
o Member of the Task Force on the Establishment of the
Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Kenya;
o Member of the Task Force on the Review of Landlord and
o 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.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Defence.
DR. HASSAN WARIO ARERO
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
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, Sports, Culture and the Arts.
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
Previously has held several key positions such as:
· President of the Commonwealth Dental Association
· Head of the National Dental Unit at the Kenyatta
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Education.
FELIX KIPTARUS KOSKEI
Mr. 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.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Agriculture, Livestock and
ENG. MICHAEL S. M. KAMAU
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.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Transport and Infrastructure.
MRS. PHYLLIS JEPKOSGEI KIPKINGOR – KANDIE
Mrs. Kandie was born in Eldama Ravine, Baringocounty48 years
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
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, East African Affairs, Commerce
MR. DAVIS CHIRCHIR
Mr.Chirchir has a depth of experience in project development,
management and execution and is skilled in strategic analysis and
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
Mr. 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
He is 53 years and married with four children.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary Energy and Petroleum.
PROFESSOR JUDI WANGALWA WAKHUNGU
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
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Environment, Water and Natural
HON. NAJIB BALALA
Hon. 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.
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Mining.
HON CHARITY KALUKI NGILU
Born in Machakos District in 1952
Worked for the Central Bank of Kenya and Chase Manhattan for 10
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
Nominee for Cabinet Secretary, Land, Housing and Urban