Top Management

CS Joe Mucheru

Joseph Mucheru, EGH, MBS – CS, Ministry of ICT

Mr. Joe Mucheru was appointed Cabinet Secretary by His Exellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015. He was formerly the Google “Sub-Saharan Africa  ambassador” as well as Google Country Manager Kenya, based in Nairobi. He joined Google in June 2007 where he lead the delivery of strategy, business planning and operations. Before joining Google, he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999. He held various roles at the company including Strategy & Business Director and CEO. He studied at London’s City University and also attended Stanford University’s Executive Program in 2008.

Fatuma Hirsi, CBS

 Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed (Mrs), CBS – PS Broadcasting & Telecommunications

Prior to her appointment as Principal Secretary, State Department of Broadcasting & Telecommunication, Mrs. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed was the Principal Secretary for the State Department of Tourism. Mrs. Mohamed had also served as an international Civil Servant working for the Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an impartial international organization within which Governments and the private sector could advance the operation and development of Postal services.

Mrs. Mohamed has previous experience in various business sectors including former Kenya Posts and Telecommunication Corporation, the Communications Commission of Kenya now Communications Authority; Kencell Communications Ltd, currently, Airtel Kenya Ltd, Nation Media Group and the Gulf African Bank.

Fatuma has wide experience in strategic implementation and governance of business through marketing, public relations, communications, community and stakeholder relation building, Corporate Social Responsibility and media engagement.

While at the Tourism Ministry, Fatuma, steered the tourism sector to become the second highest foreign exchange earner in the country with a growth rate of about 17% in both arrivals and revenue receipts. This achievement earned her global recognition as 2018 Woman Achiever in the promotion of tourism by the Institute of South Asian Women (ISAW) at the annual International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Germany.

Fatuma holds an MBA in strategy and marketing, a BA (Hons) in languages and a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations.  She is currently a PhD student in Communications Studies. Fatuma is multilingual and speaks English, French, Kiswahili, Somali and basic Arabic.

Fatuma has been recognized for her leadership and honoured with a Fellow and Lifetime Achievement award from the Public Relations Society of Kenya which she served as Chairman from 2002 to 20o7. She has also been awarded by the President of the Republic of Kenya with an Order of Chief of the order of the Burning Spear (CBS).

Mr. Jerome Ochieng , PS ICT and Innovation

Mr. Jerome Ochieng – PS ICT & Innovation

Mr. Jerome Ochieng has been appointed the new Principal Secretary for ICT and Innovation. Until his appointment, Mr. Ochieng was the Director of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) at the National Treasury and a member, Board of Directors at the Information, Communication Authority.
Mr. Ochieng has 17 years’ work experience in the field of information and communication technology in the Public Service. Mr. Ochien’g has also served as ICT Manager with Public Procurement Oversight Authority for 6 years.
He holds a Masters’ Degree in Information Engineering from the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. He is a registered fellow of the Computer Society of Kenya and a Licentiate Member of the Institute of Management Information Systems (IMIS), UK.