Dr. Fred Okengo Matiang’i is one of the most celebrated leaders in Kenya. He first joined the government on 23 April 2013, after he was nominated the Cabinet Secretary Information Communication and Technology (ICT). However, he became more popular after President Uhuru Kenyatta reshuffled Cabinet Secretaries on 24 November 2015, and appointed him as the CS Education, Science and Technology. Below are top facts about Dr. Fred Matiang’i you need to know.
Before joining the Ministry of Education, Matiangi was serving as the Minister of Lands. The no nonsense man took his new role with diligence and within few months he cleared all the mess in the Education sector. He as well implemented new policies such as releasing of KCSE a month after the exams, unlike before when it took three months before its release.
Top facts about Dr. Fred Matiang’i
Following the death of Joseph Ole Nkaissery on July 8, 2017, Fred Matiang’I was appointed to take the post of Cabinet Secretary Interior and Coordination. This forced him to run two posts until January 30, 2018, when he fully became the CS Interior Kenya, leaving education sector to Professor George Magoha.
More about Dr. Fred Matiang’i
1. He was born in Nyamira County
Despite running a private life, Dr. Fred Matiang’i biography has enough to say about him. He was born and raised in Borabu Constituency, Nyamira County.
How old is Fred Matiang’i? The CS has revealed neither the exact year he was born nor his date of birth. We will keep you updated immediately we find out more.
Besides, more about Fred Matiangi siblings is unknown except for his brother John Matiangi, who is also a treasurer for Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).
2. He is a teacher by profession
Where did Fred Matiangi go to school? After sitting for his final exams, he enrolled at Kenyatta University and pursued a Degree in Bachelors Education Arts. It is after his graduation that he taught at Kiabonyoru High School, located in his home County.
3. He is an alumnus of Kenyatta University and University of Nairobi
After his first degree, he enrolled at the University of Nairobi and pursued Masters in English. He then did his PhD in Communication and Comparative Literature from the same university.
4. Matiang’i is a former lecturer Egerton University and University of Nairobi
After his graduation, Matiang’i became a lecturer at Egerton University for some time. He later shifted to the University of Nairobi, where he taught under the Department of English.
5. Fred Matiang’i is a family man
Fred Matiang’i wife information remains unrevealed, as the CS prefers his family away from the public eye. An insider however disclosed that Matiang’i has a beautiful wife who is also a government official.
6. Fred Matiang’i children are grown ups
Dr. Fred Okengo and his wife are blessed with two lovely children who are in their high levels of education. As Fred Matiang’i age remains unanswered, information about his wife and children is also undisclosed up to date.
7. He has worked in more than three sectors
Before finding his way in the government, Matiang’i had worked as a columnist for Daily Nation. He then became a lecturer at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi respectively.
In 2013, he became the Cabinet Secretary Information Communication and Technology and worked until 2015 November when he was announced the CS for Education.
After the demise of Joseph Ole Nkaissery on July 8, 2017, Matiang’i became the acting CS the CS Interior and Coordination until January 30, 2018 when he fully took the seat.
8. Fred Matiang’i salary is over a million
All Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya earn a monthly salary of Ksh. 924,000. This does not exclude Matiang’i who is also the CS Interior. Besides, they get a number of allowances that add their salaries to a million plus.
However, information about Fred Matiang’i net worth is yet to be disclosed.
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