Cabinet Secretary

Mrs. Phyllis Jepkosgei Kipkingor Kandie.

Cabinet Secretary for East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism

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.