Cabinet Secretary

Hon. John Munyes, EGH,



Hon. John Munyes, EGH was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Petroleum and Mining by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2018. Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Munyecs served as the Senator for the oil-rich Turkana County for 5 years beginning 2013 and ending 2017.

Hon.Munyes has also previously served in various capacities as Minister of State for Special programmes (2005), Minister for Water and Irrigation (2003) as well as Minister for Labour & Social Services. He also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Turkana North Constituency for 15 years, beginning 1997.

Prior to joining politics, Hon. Munyes worked as UNESCO Project Assistant and later became a Programme Coordinator of the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) where he coordinated food security programmes in Turkana District including livestock projects, women empowerment and capacity building. He is awarded the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (EGH) for his valuable service rendered to the nation.