Hon Charles Keter, EGH
As Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Hon. Keter is responsible for the oversight, policy and governance of the Ministry’s mandate; to facilitate the provision of clean, sustainable, affordable, reliable, secure and quality Energy services, for national development while protecting the environment. His main focus is on the national key flagship projects under the Jubilee Government, which incorporates: Universal Electricity Access, Transmission and Infrastructure Development and the Accelerated Generation of Power amongst others. Implementing the Ministry’s mission in support of the Governments goals of growing the economy, will advance the energy strategy thus promoting leadership in the sector and region’s technology, innovation, management and performance.
Preceding his appointment in December 2015, Hon. Charles Keter was the Senator for Kericho County and Deputy Leader of Majority in Senate from 2013 till 2015. During his 13 year career in politics, Hon. Keter was also the Assistant Minister for Energy and Petroleum between 2008 and 2010 and a Member of Parliament for Belgut Constituency, which was rated the best in (CDF) Constituency Development Fund management in the year 2012.
His Political career was preceded by nine years of experience in the Telecommunications Sector, with expertise in Information Technology, Systems Analysis and Anti-fraud, as assistant manager of Anti Fraud Section, Telkom (K) limited.
Hon. Charles Keter holds a Global Executive MBA from the United States International University (USIU) – Africa and a Bachelors Degree in Double Maths from Kenyatta University.
Chief Administrative Secretary,
HON. Zachary Ogamba Ayieko
The Chief Administrative Secretary assists the Cabinet Secretary in coordinating the affairs of the Energy Ministry. He supports the Cabinet Secretary in implementing the policy and legislative agenda of the Government.
Hon. Zachary O. Ayieko was appointed to his current position of Chief Administrative Secretary in February, 2021. He previously served as the Managing Director Kenya Power and Lighting Company and the Chief Executive Officer of Rural Electrification Authority. He has over 40 years experience in the Energy Sector.
He holds a bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi and he is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management Option) from the same University. He is a certified Public Accountant of Kenya.
Principal Secretary, State Department of Energy
Dr. Eng. Joseph Njoroge, MBS was appointed to his current position of Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum in May 2013 and became the PS in the State Department for Energy following re-organization of government in December 2015. He has wide experience in power engineering and management. Prior to his appointment as PS he was the Managing Director of Kenya Power and Lighting Company. Dr. Eng. Njoroge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and Master of Business Administration with a major in strategic management. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK, a Registered Consulting Engineer, and is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is also Chairman of the MBA Chapter of University of Nairobi Alumni Association. He holds a PhD from University of Nairobi’s School of Business.