Ismail Maalim Madey

Principal Secretary, State Department for Youth Affairs

Principal Secretary Mr. Ismail Maalim Madey comes from a humble background in Mandera County in North Eastern Kenya and is a patriotic self-motivated professional with over 15 years administrative and senior managerial experience from both the public and private sector. A family man, he is married with children. He holds a Masters Degree in Global Business Management from United States International University (USIU) and a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Criminology and Security Management from Mt. Kenya University. He also holds a diploma in military science from Egerton University. He started his career as a military cadet officer serving in the Kenya Army where he served as a force Protection Officer-United Nations Missions in South Sudan (UNMISS) Wau, South Sudan before leaving the military to take a job as a field security advisor, Africa Oil Sala Basin Previously he also served as Field security officer for Tullow Oil. He has worked at senior level in the County Government of West Pokot and in senior management of dynamic institutions with diversity and brings on board discipline from his military background. He has a wealth of experience in administrative, financial, informational and legal skills honed over the years in corporate world and well versed with working of the civil service having served as a Principal Administrative Officer. Served at senior management levels of dynamic institutions with diversity and comes on board with unrivalled discipline. Well versed with legislative process of drafting bills, policy documents and intra-governmental relations. Mr. Madey is passionate about inspiring a difference for the youth of this country and excited to have been appointed by H.E. President Dr. William Samoei Ruto to serve in the critical docket as Principal Secretary, State Department for Youth Affairs. He says the task ahead is to fully implement the Kenya Kwanza manifesto and make the innovative youth an asset whose potential will be tapped and harnessed to be job creators and employers making significant contribution to the economy