Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Hon. Mohammed Elmi was appointed the Chief Administrative Secretary for Environment and Forestry in March 2018 after serving in politics and private sector development for a long time.

Hon. Mohammed Elmi, EGH, MBE_ Chief Administrative Secretary.

He was first elected to parliament in 2007 to represent Wajir East Constituency. He served as a legislator for ten years and had a stint as Cabinet Minister in charge of Northern Kenya and Arid Lands, from 2008 – 2013.

Hon. Elmi was awarded the prestigious Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) decoration by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2002. This was in recognition of the many years he dedicated to work with the poor and marginalized in the community.

Hon Elmi has over twenty years experience in development having worked from the grassroots to the international level, both in Government and Non Governmental Organizations.

Before joining politics, Hon. Elmi, was the Regional Manager with Oxfam, a british international organization dealing with poverty and injustice. It was covering five countries in Africa; Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda..

In 1998, he received the Presidential appointment as a Commissioner for Kenya Poverty Commission, a position he held until 2002.

He was a Board Member for New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD) – Kenya, from 2006 to 2008.

Hon. Mohammed Elmi, holds a Masters degree in community Health, from the school of tropical Medicine, Liverpool university, United Kingdom   acquired in 2001.

He is a Founding member and or supporter of several development and human rights organizations.

The Chief Administrative Secretary is widely travelled internationally to Europe, Asia and to several countries in Africa in quest for lasting solutions to overcome poverty and human suffering. He has always sought to find methods of introducing good governance programs in the Eastern Region.

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