Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, is the immediate former Cabinet Secretary for Water and Irrigation. He has also served as the Minister for justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs from 2011 to 2013 during President Kibaki’s second term in office.
Hon. Abdul Bahari Ali, is the current Chief Administrative Secretary, State Department for Development of ASALS. He joins the Ministry from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, where he served for two years since his appointment on 26th February, 2018 as a Chief Administrative Secretary.
Hon. Bahari hails from Isiolo County and is a two-term Member of Parliament for Isiolo South Constituency. He also served in the Pan African Parliament, based in South Africa, during his first tenure as Member of Parliament for Isiolo South.
He holds a Masters of Economics Degree from the University of Nairobi. Before joining politics, he served as the Industrial Relations Manager, Kenya Airways and Firestone East, Africa, He has also served as the Chairman, Tana and Athi River Development Authority.
Hon. Gideon M. Mung’aro, OGW, is one of the two Chief Administrative Secretaries in the Ministry of Devolution and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs).
Prior to this appointment, he was the Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, a position he held since his appointment in 2018.
Hon. Mung’aro has served as a Member of Parliament for Kilifi North Constituency from 11th March 2013 to 16th July 2017, during which time he also served as a Member of the Pan-African Parliament. During this time, he also chaired the Coast Parliamentary Group.
He was the Member of Parliament for Malindi Constituency for five years from 2008 to 2013.
Under the defunct Local Authorities, Hon. Mung’aro served as the Mayor for Malindi Municipality for five years. He was also the Chairman of the Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya (ALGAK) from 1998 to 2002.
During his stints in Parliament, Hon. Mung’aro also served as Member of the Departmental Committee on Lands and Natural resources in the 11th Parliament and as a Member of the Local Authorities Committee in the 10th Parliament.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Gretsa University, Thika, Kenya.