Dr. Fred Matiangi Biography
Dr. Fred Matiangi (Fred Okengo Matiangi) was born in Borabu. He is the cabinet secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government and former cabinet secretary for education.
Dr. Fred Matiangi – Work Eperience
Dr. Fred Matiangi is one of the world’s foremost experts on the Kenyan legislature. He has more than 12 years 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.
Dr.Fred Matiangi 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.
Dr. Fred Matiangi has also 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 a governance and programme 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 programme implementation positions in local and international organisations. 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 a governance and programme 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.
Dr. Fred Matiangi Family and Children
Dr Matiang’i is married with two children.
Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i appointed Acting Interior CS following Nkaissery’s death
President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Education Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, as acting CS for Interior and Coordination of National Government following the demise of Joseph Ole Nkaissery.
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In his address to the nation at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta, who made the announcement after chairing National Security Council meeting, referred to Nkaissery as a great leader and urged Kenyans to mourn in peace.
“I therefore urge Kenyans and leaders form across the political divide to mourn in peace and uphold his singular mission of a peaceful and united Kenya,” said Kenyatta.
The Head of State said that his government took the decision to appoint Dr. Matiang’i in the acting capacity so as to eliminate any vacuum that may arise 30 days to the August 8 general Election.
President Kenyatta further urged Kenyans to stay calm as they await the postmortem of the late Nkaissery to ascertain the cause of death.
While terming the incident as unfortunate, Kenyatta moved to assure Kenyans that the country’s security is top notch and that all agencies continue to execute their mandate as expected.
“Kenya is secure amd those who wish to destabilize Kenya we are strong and ready” said Kenyatta
Fred Matiangi -2016 KCPE Results
The 2016 KCPE results were released on 1st December, this was impressive since the results are always released after Christmas. After many years no results were cancelled since only twenty one cases of cheating were reported but they were intercepted.
The norm of joining high school is after a month or two after the release of the results but Matiangi seems to have a change on that. Students are expected to join high school starting on 9th January.
During the release he also announced that examination fee will be catered for by the government for all students either in private or public school.