Dr. Fred Matiangi Biography
Dr. Fred Matiangi(Fred Okengo Matiangi) is a Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security. He found the office on 7th July 2017 on acting potential after the sudden death of Gen Joseph ole Nkaissery, making him hold two cabinet positions concurrently, that is in the ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and Education, Science and Technology. He took up the full position of cabinet secretary for Internal Security and Coordination of National Government after being appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2018 in the president’s second comprehensive cabinet appointments. On the 22nd of January, President Uhuru Kenyatta, through Executive Order Number 1 of 2019, appointed him Chairperson of The National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee. The committee is composed of all Cabinet Secretaries, The Attorney-General and the Head of the Public Service who acts as the secretariat.
The Minister had served 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 before being nominated as the Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication and Technology on 23/ 04/ 2013. The Docter formerly taught at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi. On 24th November 2015, he was appointed in a cabinet reshuffle as the cabinet secretary for Education by The President(Uhuru Kenyatta).
Dr. Fred Matiangi Age
He was born in Borabu, Nyamira District but his date of birth has remained personnel up to date if we happen to get any reliable information about The minister age we will not hesitate to share the information.
Dr. Fred Matiangi Career
He is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Kenyan legislature. He has more than 12 years of experience in democratic development, the last six years of which have been with the Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Project, serving first as the Deputy Director & Senior Program Officer and, for the last three years, as Chief of Party. Dr. Matiangi serves as a liaison between the LSP, USAID/Kenya, and the Parliament of Kenya and has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to secure stakeholder buy-in, facilitate program objectives, and deliver high-quality technical assistance.
He has extensive experience in governance-related research, civil society advocacy, and donor-funded democracy and governance projects. Prior to joining the Kenya project, Dr. Matiangi taught at the English Department, University of Nairobi, held research and program implementation positions in various civil society organizations in Kenya and conducted research and training for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Parliaments of Ethiopia and the East African Legislative Assembly.
Also, he has been a columnist for the Daily Nation, Kenya’s leading newspaper and has consulted extensively with USAID, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the World Bank, The West Minister Foundation for Democracy, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Transparency International. Dr. Matiangi’s education includes a Doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Nairobi, a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Nairobi, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kenyatta University.
Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT)
Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York SUNY/CID Liaison in East Africa
Chief of Party for Kenya’s Parliamentary Strengthening Program
Dr. Matiangi held research and program implementation positions in various civil society organizations in Kenya and conducted research and training for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the parliaments of Ethiopia, Uganda, and the East African Legislative Assembly. He has also been a columnist for the Daily Nation, Kenya’s leading newspaper, and has consulted extensively with USAID, the Canadian Development Agency (CIDA), the World Bank, and Transparency International.
He taught at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Matiangi’s education includes a Ph.D. in communication and comparative literature from the University of Nairobi, an M.A. in English from the University of Nairobi, and a B.A. in education from Kenyatta University. He speaks Swahili, English, and has a working knowledge of Frenc
He has held various research and Programme implementation positions with various local and international organizations. He consulted previously for among others the World Bank, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations Development Programme. He is governance and program implementation expert and the immediate former Country Director of the Kenya Parliamentary Support Programme. He is 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 to join our government as the Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication and Technology.
Fred Matiangi has held research and program implementation positions in local and international organizations. He worked as a consultant for, among others, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the United Nations Development Programme.
He is governance and program implementation expert and a former country director of the Kenya Parliamentary Support Programme.
By the time of his appointment, Dr. Fred Matiangi was the Eastern Africa regional representative for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York.
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Matiang’i orders all bars shut for two census nights
Updated: 22nd Aug 2019
Soccer lovers will be forced to watch this weekend’s Arsenal versus Liverpool game indoors after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i directed all bars and entertainment spots to close at 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday to enable the country to carry out the Census 2019.
Dr Matiang’i said the early closing of bars will enable Kenyans to arrive at their homes at 6 pm in readiness for the exercise.
“People should be available in their house to be enumerated. We have, therefore, ordered bars to be closed at 5pm to give people an hour to be at their home at 6pm. We are going to ensure that this is enforced,” said Dr Matiang’i, who also clarified that Monday next week will not be a public holiday since “the census will take place at night and will not affect the work of Kenyans.”
“Tusiwe watu wa kujienjoy tu (Let’s try to limit our leisure). How will we build our country when we are not working?” he posed.
The English Premier League has a massive following in the country, with the two clubs among those closely followed by football enthusiasts.
Kenyans with no access to cable TV at home jam entertainment spots to enjoy their favourite games.
With the Liverpool versus Arsenal game kicking off at 7.30 pm (local time), fans will be forced to either watch it at home or miss the encounter altogether.
The CS, who was speaking after he officially launched the Water Companies Sports Organisation Games at Embu Stadium, said adequate security officers have been mobilised to ensure that the directive is followed to provide security during the enumeration.
“All security personnel on leave have been recalled back to their work stations. The enumerators are residents of the locations where they were recruited and know their way about. They will be accompanied by village elders,” said Matiang’i.
He also directed that the local and international organisations that have expressed interest to act as census monitors to acquire monitors cards from county commissioners of the regions they are based.
“Anyone who purports to be monitoring census without a valid monitors card will be treated as a criminal and will be arrested,” he said.
Matiangi’s 6 pm ‘curfew’ has already rubbed soccer fans the wrong way.
Daniel Ohito, a Liverpool fan said he will watch the match ‘at whatever cost.’
“It is very unfair for CS Matiang’i to disrupt our social life for something that can be done even on Monday. He should declare Monday a public holiday. As a Liverpool fan, I live my life looking forward to such big games as against Arsenal. To tell me to stay indoors when I don’t have cabal TV to watch the game will drain me emotionally. I will watch the match at whatever cost,” he said.