List of Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya 2023

In Kenya, the government introduced Chief Administrative Secretaries (CAS) in 2018 as part of the efforts to enhance the efficiency of service delivery. The CAS position is designed to assist Cabinet Secretaries in performing their duties. They focus on the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of government programs. Since their introduction, the role of CASs has become increasingly significant, and they have been tasked with portfolios in various ministries.

There are 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya, serving in different government ministries. The President appoints them, and their appointment is subject to approval by Parliament. The role of CASs is to support Cabinet Secretaries in implementing their respective ministry’s policies and programs. They also enhance communication between the ministry and other stakeholders, including the public.

CASs are selected based on their political affiliations, academic qualifications, expertise, and experience in their respective fields. They work closely with Cabinet Secretaries and other senior officials in their ministries. They also play a crucial role in promoting accountability and transparency in government operations.

In 2023, President William Ruto appointed 50 CAS, a move that was met with mixed reactions from the public. Some people saw it as a move towards better service delivery, while others viewed it as a duplication of roles and unnecessary expenditure.

List of Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya 2023

Here is a list of Kenya’s current 50 Chief Administrative Secretaries and their respective ministries.

# CAS Name Ministry/Office
1 Shariff Athman Ali
Office Of The Prime Cabinet Secretary
2 Rehema Hassan
3 Isaac Mwaura Maigua
4 Nicholas Ngabiya Rioba
Office Of The Deputy President
5 Edwin Sudi Wandabusi
6 Ann Wanjiku Mwangi
7 Samwel Kuntai Tunai
Interior & National Administration
8 Mohamud Ali Saleh
9 Millicent Nyaboke Omanga
10 Kirui Joseph Limo
The National Treasury & Economic Planning
11 Beatrice Nkatha Nyaga
12 Hussein Tuneya Dado
Public Service, Gender & Affirmative Action
13 Charity Nancy Kibaba
14 Alfred Agoi Masadia Defense
15 Benjamin Jomo Washiali
Roads & Transport
16 Nicholas Gumbo
17 Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri
Lands, Public Works, & Urban Development
18 Victor Kioko Munyaka
19 Dennis Njue Itumbi
Information, Communication & Digital Economy
20 Simon Mwangi Kamau
21 James Kimanthi Mbaluka
22 Khatib Abdallah Mwashetani
23 Elly Stephen Loldepe
24 Mark Lomunokol
25 Anab Mohamed Gure
26 Jackson Kiptanui
Agriculture & Livestock Development
27 Daniel Wamahiu Kiongo
28 Evans Odhiambo Kidero
Trade, Investments & Industry
29 Vincent Kemosi Mogaka
30 Lilian Cheptoo Tomiton
31 Margaret Wanjiru
Cooperatives, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises ( MSMEs)
32 Amos Chege Mugo
33 Wesley Korir
Youth Affairs, The Art & Sports
34 Charles Njagua Kanyi
35 Joash Arthur Maangi
Foreign & Diaspora Affairs
36 Catherine Waruguru
37 Jackline Mwenesi Lukalo
Environment, Climate Change & Forestry
38 Nyaga John Muchiri
39 Wilson Sossion
Tourism, Wildlife & Heritage
40 Rehema Dida Jaldesa
41 Chrisantus Wamalwa
Water, Sanitation & Irrigation
42 Sunya Orre
43 Mary Yaine Seneta
Energy & Petroleum
44 John Lodope Nakara
45 Elijah Gitonga Rintaugu Labour & Social Protection
46 Mwanamaka Amani Mabruki
East African Community(EAC), The ASALs & Regional Development
47 Rael Chebichii Lelei
48 David Kipkorir Kiplagat
Mining, Blue Economy & Maritime Affairs
49 Fredrick Otieno Outa
50 Allan Kibet Kosgey The State Law Office

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In Conclusion

The introduction of Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya has brought about significant changes in the country’s government structure. The position has helped to improve service delivery by allowing Cabinet Secretaries to delegate some of their duties to the CASs, thus enhancing efficiency and accountability.

Despite some criticisms, the government remains committed to this new position and continues to appoint more CASs to fill gaps in various ministries. With the government’s continued support, the Chief Administrative Secretaries in Kenya are poised to play a critical role in the country’s socioeconomic development.