List of state departments in Kenya 2019


There are a total of 21 state departments in Kenya  2019. Each state department is headed by the Cabinet Secretary who is deputized by Principal Secretary.

Below is a list of State Departments in Kenya and their heads:

Current Government Portfolios/Ministries

  1. Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Dr. Fred Okengo Matiang’i, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Patrick K. Ole Ntutu
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Eng. Karanja Kibicho, C.B.S. (Interior)
    Principal Secretary: Maj.Gen.(Rtd) Gordon Kihalangwa, C.B.S. (Immigration & Citizen Service)
    Principal Secretary: Ms. Zainabu Abdallah Hussein, C.B.S. (Correctional Services)
  2. Ministry of Defence
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Raychelle A. Omamo, E.G.H.
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Torome Saitoti
  3. The National Treasury and Planning
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Henry K. Rotich, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Nelson Gaichuhie
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Kamau Thugge, C.B.S. (Treasury)
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Julius Monzi Muia, E.B.S. (Planning)
  4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Dr. Monica K. Juma, C.B.S.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Ababu Namwamba, E.G.H.
    Principal Secretary: Amb. Macharia Kamau, M.B.S.
  5. Ministry of Industry, Trade & Co-operatives
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Peter Munya, M.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: –
    Principal Secretary: Ms. Betty Chemutai Maina, C.B.S. (Industrialization)
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Chris Kiptoo, C.B.S. (Trade)
    Principal Secretary: – Mr. Ali Noor Ismail, CBS
  6. Ministry of Health
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Sicily K. Kariuki, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Dr. Rashid A. Aman
    Principal Secretary: Ms. Susan N. Mochache, CBS
  7. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, M.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Dr. Andrew Tuimur, C.B.S.
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Richard L. Lesiyampe, C.B.S. (Crop Development)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Harry Kimutai (Livestock)
    Principal Secretary: Prof. Hamadi Iddi Boga (Agriculture Research)
    Principal Secretary: Prof. Japheth Micheni Ntiba, C.B.S. (Fisheries, Aquaculture & the Blue Economy)
    Principal Secretary: Prof. Fred K. Segor, C.B.S. (Irrigation)
  8. Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. James Wainaina Macharia, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Christopher Obure, E.G.H.
    Principal Secretary: Ms. Esther Koimet, C.B.S. (Transport)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Julius Korir (Infrastructure)
    Principal Secretary: Prof. Paul Maringa Mwangi, C.B.S. (Public Works)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Charles Hinga Mwaura (Housing & Urban Development)
    Principal Secretary: Mrs. Nancy Karigithu, C.B.S. (Shipping & Maritime)
  9. Ministry of Devolution and the ASALS
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Amb. Tuneya Hussein Dado
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Charles Talengo Sunkuli, C.B.S. (Devolution)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Michael PKopus Powon, C.B.S. (ASALS)
  10. Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Joe Mucheru
    Chief Administrative Secretary: –
    Principal Secretary: Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi, C.B.S. (Broadcasting & Telecommunication)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Jerome Okoth Ochieng’ (Information Communication Technology)
  11. Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage
    Cabinet Secretary: HON. Amb. Amina C. Mohamed, EGH
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Hassan Noor Hassan, E.B.S.
    Principal Secretary: Amb. Peter Kirimi Kaberia, C.B.S. (Sports)
    Principal Secretary: Ms. Josephta Mukobe, C.B.S. (Culture & Heritage)
  12. Ministry of Education
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Prof. George A.O Magoha
    Chief Administrative Secretary & Principal Secretary: Hon. Prof. Colletta Suda, C.B.S., FKNAS (University Education and Research)
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang (Early learning & Basic Education)
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Kevit Desai (Vocational & Technical Training)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Alfred Cheruiyot (Post-Training & Skills Development)
  13. Ministry of East African Community (EAC) and Regional Development
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Adan Abdulla Mohamed, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Ken Obura
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Margaret Mwakima, CBS (East African Community (EAC))
    Principal Secretary: – (Northern Corridor Development)
  14. Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Amb. Ukur Yattani Kanacho
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Abdul Bahari
    Principal Secretary: Eng. Peter Kiplagat Tum, OGW (Labour)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Nelson Marwa, E.B.S. (Social Protection, Pensions & Senior Citizens Affairs)
  15. Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Najib Balala, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: –
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Joe Okudo, C.B.S. (Tourism)
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Susan Koech, C.B.S. (Wildlife)
  16. Ministry of Environment and Forestry
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Keriako Tobiko, C.B.S.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Mohamed Ibrahim Elmi, E.G.H.
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Ibrahim M. Mohamed C.B.S. (Environment & Forestry)
  17. Ministry of Water and Sanitation
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Simon Chelugui
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Winnie Waceke Guchu
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Joseph Wairagu Irungu, C.B.S.
  18. Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Farida Chepchumba Karoney
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Gideon Mung’aro
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Nicholas Muraguri, C.B.S.
  19. Ministry of Energy
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Charles Keter, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Simon Kachapin
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge, C.B.S.
  20. Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. John K. Munyes, E.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Dr. Eng. John Mosonik, C.B.S.
    Principal Secretary: Mr. Andrew Kamau Ng’ang’a (Petroleum)
    Principal Secretary: Mr. John Murangi Omenge (Mining)
  21. Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender
    Cabinet Secretary: Hon. Prof. Margaret Kobia, M.G.H.
    Chief Administrative Secretary: Hon. Rachel W. Shebesh
    Principal Secretary: – (Public Service)
    Principal Secretary: Ms. Safina Kwekwe (Gender)
    Principal Secretary: Dr. Francis O. Owino (Youth)