Mrs Kandie was born in Eldama Ravine, Baringo County 48 years ago. In 1986 she joined St. Mary’s University, Canada for her undergraduate where she attained a B.Com (Economics) Degree. She then proceeded to Middlesex University, United Kingdom in 1991 and Durham University, UK for her MBA and further training. She is married to Amb. Julius Kandie and blessed with two children, Lawrence and Simon.
Professionally, Mrs. Kandie an investment banker and prior to her nomination, she was engaged as a Director, Investment Advisory Services at Standard Investment Bank. The new minister has also served as a regulator within the capital markets,energy and agricultural sector.
Previously, she was a Business Advisory Consultant for the SME sector having consulted for the World Bank and European Union.She has also several boards including the Kenya Revenue Authority..
Ms. Betty Maina, PS East African Community Affairs State Department
The Principal Secretary for East African Affairs, Ms Betty Maina, brings to the State Department a wealth of experience and professional capability built over two decades of engagement with top-notch public and private sector organizations.
She has more than 20 years’ experience in organisational leadership and development, with an ability to prepare and implement strategic business plans and mobilise resources for implementation, traits that place her at a strategic position to effectively lead the coordination of East African Community integration in Kenya.
DR. KHADIJAH KASSACHOON, CBS
Dr. Khadijah Kassachoon, CBS, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and East Africa Community, was born in 1969.
She is currently undertaking PhD in Business Management in the University of Nairobi. In 2008 she graduated with Masters of Business Administration, University of Nairobi – Majored in International Business- Previously in the year 1989 to 1994 she graduated with Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nairobi.
Ms. Susan Mochache, PS Social Protection
Ms. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary State Department of Social Protection was born in 1973. She is married and they are blessed with two children.
She is a versatile professional with diverse leadership and management skills developed over a career spanning 21 years in both private and public sectors. She has worked in several private firms including Safaricom Limited for five years before joining the regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya. During her tenure at the Authority, she accomplished notable national initiatives that transformed the telecommunication sector and its contribution to socio-economic development in Kenya.
These include the establishment of a legal and regulatory framework for the Universal Service Fund and the implementation of rural telecommunication projects that provide access to un-served and under-served areas as well as to marginalized communities.