Fred Matiang'i

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Dr Fred Matiang'i
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Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government
Assumed office
8 July 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Preceded by Joseph Ole Nkaissery
Cabinet Secretary for Education, Science and Technology
Assumed office
15 May 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Personal details
Born Borabu, Nyamira District
Nationality Kenyan
Political party Jubilee
Children 2
Alma mater Kenyatta University (BA)
University of Nairobi (MA), (PhD)
Religion Seventh-Day Adventist[citation needed]

Fred Okengo Matiang'i is a Kenyan politician and belongs to the Kisii people.[1] He is the current acting Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Internal Security and Coordination of National Government in Kenya after the sudden Demise of Gen Joseph Kasaine Ole Nkaissery. Matiang'i had served as the Eastern Africa regional representative for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York before being nominated as the Cabinet Secretary for Information Communication and Technology on 23 April 2013.[2][3]

He formerly taught at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi.[4]

On 24 November 2015, President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a cabinet reshuffle, appointed him as the cabinet secretary for Education. On July 8th 2017, he was named the acting cabinet Secretary of Internal Security in Kenya by President Uhuru Kenyatta following the sudden death of Joseph Nikaiseri in Karen Hospital, Nairobi on the same day.


  1. ^ "THE UNTOLD STORY OF FRED MATIANGI THAT WILL MAKE YOU CRY". Trending in Kenya. 2 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Fred Matiangi CV". Nairobi: State House. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dr. Fred Matiangi". Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Profile: Dr. Fred Okengo Matiangi". The Daily Nation.