The four include a respected World Bank consultant Dr Fred Matiang’i Okengo, seasoned diplomat Amina Mohammed, Economist Henry K Rotich and James Wainaina Macharia from the private sector.
Amb Amina Mohammed, Foreign Affairs
Married to Mr. Ahmed and has two children.
- Lawyer and diplomat by profession and has served in the public service since 1985.
- Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme at Nairobi.
- Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs.
- Former Ambassador of Kenya to the United Nations at Geneva.
- Served in the Ministries of Local Government, Foreign Affairs and Justice.
Age: 44 Married with two sons.
- Holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.
- Holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from University of Nairobi and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honors) from the same University.
- Served at the Central Bank of Kenya, since 1994.
- Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, since March, 2006.
- Work as an economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Nairobi.
- Consulted as a short-term macroeconomic expert in the region – in Mozambique, Malawi and Rwanda with the IMF’s East AFRITAC (in Tanzania) and Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) in Zimbabwe.
- Part of designers of macroeconomic convergence criteria of the proposed East African Monetary Union.
Age: 53 Married with two children
- Top in class for both “O” levels and “A” Levels (Kagumo High School, Nyeri).
- Attained Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) University of Nairobi – 1983
- Selected by Deloitte & Touche to train as a Chartered Accountant in London, UK.
- Qualified CPA(K).
- Holds MBA Degree from Henley Management College, UK.
- Joined Standard Chartered Bank in 1989, rising to become Financial Controller in 1994.
- Worked in Zambia as Managing Director, African Banking Corporation, and later transferred to Tanzania in the same position.
- Group Managing Director with NIC Bank from 2005 to-date
Born in Borabu Married and has two children
- Taught at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi.
- Consulted previously for among others the World Bank, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations Development Programme.
- Immediate former Country Director of the Kenya Parliamentary Support Programme.
- Leaving his current position as the Eastern Africa regional Representative for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York.