Outgoing Principal Secretary for Environment and Forestry Ms. Betty Maina earlier today handed over to the incoming Principal Secretary Dr. Chris Kiptoo. Ms Maina was nominated to be Cabinet Secretary for Trade and Industrialization during the recent cabinet reshuffle. Dr Kiptoo has been a Principal Secretary at State Department of Trade for four years following his appointment in December 2015.
Ms Maina thanked staff and stakeholders at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for according her necessary support during her tenure. She urged them to replicate the same to Dr Kiptoo as he takes over the PS roles in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Dr Kiptoo thanked the President for giving him an opportunity to continue serving in his government. Kenya Water Towers Agency Ag. Director General Prof. Julius Tanui witnessed the handover ceremony together with several other heads of agencies and departments.
Prior to his appointment as the PS, Dr. Kiptoo worked for three years at TradeMark East Africa’s (TMEA) as the Kenya Country Director. He has also worked at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) – Kenya, Capital Markets Authority (CMA), Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).