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Mr. Amos N. Gathecha, EBS, NDC (K), Principal Secretary, State Department for Public Service.


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Mr. Amos Njoroge Gathecha, EBS, is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Public Service in the Ministry of Public Service, Performance & Delivery Management.

Mr. Gathecha is a seasoned administrator with vast experience in Public Sector Management spanning over 33 years. Prior to his appointment as the Principal Secretary, he served as the Principal Administrative Secretary at the National Treasury. Mr. Gathecha was the Secretary, National Governments Projects Implementation where he served as the Secretary to the National Development Implementation and Communication Coordination Committee (NDICCC). He also served as the Head of Secretariat of the National Development Implementation and Technical Committee (NDITC) and, was the Liaison Officer between the Cabinet Office, Presidential Delivery Unit, NDICCC and NDITC.

In his illustrious career in the Public Service, Mr. Gathecha was also the Head of Secretariat, National Identity Information Management System (NIIMS) popularly known as Huduma Namba where he coordinated the registration of 37.7 million Kenyans for the Huduma Namba in 45 days in 2019.

Previously, Mr Gathecha also served as Secretary Internal Security where he managed issues pertaining to the National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC). His assignment also entailed, among other duties, monitoring and evaluating security in all the 47 counties.

Mr. Gathecha has worked as County Commissioner in Embu and Nakuru and prior to that, served as District Commissioner in West Pokot, Maragua, Bomet, Lugari and Marsabit.

One of his key achievements is chairing the Security Committees which prepared for international programmes. The Committees organized the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XVI) held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (July, 2016), the Tokyo International Conference on African Development Summit (August, 2016) and the Second-High Level meeting (HLM 2) of the Global Partnership for effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) 28th Nov – 1st Dec, 2016.

He has also served in the following Boards:

  • Kenya Pipeline Company;
  • Kenya Airport Authority;
  • Betting Contrl and Licensing Board;
  • The Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board;
  • Witness Protection Board;
  • Anti-Money Laundering Board; and
  • Car-loan Scheme Board.


Mr Gethecha holds a Masters of Arts degree in International Studies from University of Nairobi and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the same university. He is also an alumnus of the National Defense College.

 Principal Secretary, State Department for Performance and Delivery Management

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Email: info@psyg.go.ke

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