Honourable Najib Balala, EGH, was born in 1967 and is trained in International Urban Management at the University of Toronto, Canada. He underwent the Executive Program for Leaders in Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
CS Balala was early this year re-appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife by H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, CGH, President of the Republic of Kenya.
Mr. Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet is the Chief Administrative Secretary(CAS) in the Ministry, having been appointed by H.E. the President to that position, upon his retirement as the Inspector-General of the National Police Service, on 11th March 2019.
Mr. Boinnet is a career police officer who joined the then Kenya Police Force in 1984 as a cadet Inspector. He has served in various parts of the country and has undertaken numerous national security related courses, both locally and overseas. He holds two Masters degrees – one from the University of Westminster in the UK in Diplomatic Studies, as well as from the Australian National University (ANU) in National Security Policy.
Prof Fred Segor assumed the office of the Principal Secretary (PS), State Department for Wildlife in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on 6th September, 2019 and is charged with the following responsibilities: Protection of Wildlife Heritage, Wildlife conservation, Management of National Parks, Reserves and Marine Parks, Wildlife Biodiversity Management and Protection, Collaboration with Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, Management of Wildlife Dispersal areas in collaboration with Partners, Wildlife conservation Training and Research, and creating Awareness for Wildlife Conservation and Protection.
He served as the PS for State Department for irrigation in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and irrigation from 1st April, 2018 to 6th September, 2019 and is credited for spearheading the enactment of Irrigation Act, development of irrigation infrastructure through Household Irrigation Water Storage Project, where approximately over 7,500 household water pans with a storage volume of over 10.5 Million M3 to irrigate 10,000 acres of land, was realized
Honourable Safina Kwekwe Tsungu, CBS, was appointed the Principal Secretary for Tourism in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife on 14th January, 2020, by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Hon. Tsungu is charged with the following responsibilities: Formulation of national tourism policies, plans, strategies, guidelines and goals; Tourism Development and Promotion that is marketing Kenya to both local and International tourists, Tourism Financing, Support infrastructure development for sustainable growth of tourism, and Tourism Research and Monitoring to develop innovative tourism products.
Hon. Tsungu has served in various organizations and institutions both in civil society and the Public sector.