Hon. Ababu Namwamba, EGH, is the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade from 26th January, 2018. He has previously served as a member of parliament (MP) for two terms in the 10th and 11th Parliament. He has vast experience as a legislator and chaired key House Committees such as the Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional Review, Justice and Legal Affairs Committee and the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). He also set a record for the highest number of Private Member’s Motions and Bills in the 10th and 11th Parliament, respectively.
Hon. Namwamba has also served as the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Kenya. His reign is remembered for enactment of the long desired Sports Act, actualizing the National Youth Council, strengthening of the National Youth Service (NYS) and Streamlining the National Youth Enterprise Fund.
Hon. Namwamba has a highly impressive profile as a public interest attorney, and has previously been very active on the international lobbying circuit, strongly advocating for international human rights and fair trade practices.
Hon. Namwamba is an author of various publications and has been a respected columnist with the Sunday Nation and Standard on Sunday Kenya’s top two newspapers.
Hon. Ababu Namwamba holds a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree from American University, Washington College of Law, Washington D.C. He also has a Diploma in Legal Practice, Kenya School of Law, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Nairobi.
In 2012 Hon. Ababu Namwamba was conferred by President Mwai Kibaki with the Order of the Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH), the highest civilian national honour in Kenya.