Listen Margaret Githinji is Kenya’s first woman to be appointed as a permanent secretary. The Alliance Girls’ alumnus was named PS to the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 1st June 1987 and is one of Kenya’s longest serving permanent secretaries.
Listen Dr Sally Kosgei was the first woman to be appointed Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Public Service, and the second female permanent secretary in independent Kenya. For her exemplary service, she was awarded Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS), Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) and Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH). Dr […]
Listen Sarah Serem was the first chairperson of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, an independent commission established by the Constitution of Kenya 2010 to regulate salaries in the public service. During her six-year term, she was on a mission to tame Kenya’s ballooning public wage bill, which gained her a reputation as a tough negotiator. […]
Listen Margaret Kobia is the Cabinet Secretary for the Public Service, Youth and Gender. She was the first woman in Kenya to chair the Public Service Commission (PSC). She was tasked with providing strategic policy direction to the board for the performance of public servants. Her career trajectory in the civil service spans for over […]
Listen Margaret Wambui Kenyatta was the only daughter and one of two children of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyatta and his first wife, Grace Wahu. She became Kenya’s first female mayor in 1970, delving into politics at a time when it was an almost exclusively male field. She also served as Kenya’s ambassador to the […]
Listen Bernice Gachegu is the Registrar General and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. As Registrar General, she works under the office of the Attorney General overseeing the registration of various types of businesses, societies, treaties and coats of arms. She also serves as a Representative Director at IDB Capital Limited (formerly Industrial […]