Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge, CBS was appointed the Principal Secretary for the State Department for Transport in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works on Wednesday, 29th September 2021 by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta following a portfolio re-assignment and changes in cabinet.
Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge, was born in 1958 and holds a First Class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Master of Business Administration with a major in strategic management and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Strategic Management, all from the University of Nairobi. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer; a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK; a Registered Consulting Engineer; a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya; and a member of Institute of Directors, Kenya. He is also a trainer in Corporate Governance.
Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge joined Kenya Power in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become the Managing Director from June 2007 up to June 2013 when he was appointed the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum. He was later transferred in the same capacity to the State Department for Energy in December 2015.
Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge has a wide experience in Leadership and Management at policy, business and operational levels gained while working at Energy and Petroleum public service delivery initiatives.
As a result of demonstrated record of Public Service and effective role in National Development, Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge has earned the Presidential Honour awards of Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2009 and Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) in 2015.
As the Principal Secretary in charge of Transport, Dr. Eng. Joseph K. Njoroge will be responsible for the Transport Policy formulation and execution in the transport sector and provision of transport policy direction on Rail Transport; Maritime Transport; Road Transport; Air Transport; Intermodal Transport; Development and Management of Seamless and Interconnected Transport Corridors such as Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia Corridor (LAPSSET); and the Northern Corridor among others. In addition, apart from provision of transport policy direction, the Principal Secretary in charge of Transport is responsible for providing services delivery oversight on Civil Aviation Management and Training, development and maintenance of Airports and Air Strips.