Simon K. Rotich, EBS, Commission Secretary/Chief Executive
Mr. Simon Kibet Rotich is a career administrator with over thirty years progressive experience, having worked in various capacities in the public service. His deep understanding of Government administration has ensured successful implementation and delivery of services to the people in the areas and positions he has served in.
His appointment as Commission Secretary/CEO on 1st August 2019 vested in him the responsibility to drive the Commission Secretariat to enable the Commission deliver its mandate.
Mr. Rotich joined the civil service in 1991 as an Assistant Secretary Cadet in the Office of the President, rising steadily through the ranks as District Officer, District Commissioner, Undersecretary, Deputy Secretary, Senior Deputy Secretary, Director of Administration, Deputy Commission Secretary and finally to his current position as Commission Secretary/CEO. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Commission on Implementation of the Constitution.
Mr. Rotich has been a member of various selection panels constituted by the Government to recruit chairpersons and members of Constitutional and Statutory Commissions and Agencies including National Cohesion Integration Commission, Technical Vocational Education Training Authority and Commission on Administrative Justice.
Mr. Rotich holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Moi University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyatta University. He has attended numerous training, workshops and seminars locally and internationally. Mr. Rotich is a member of Kenya Association of Public Administration and Management (KAPAM), an affiliate of Africa Association of Public Administration and Management (AAPAM). He is a founder board member of Kapsogut Secondary School and has participated in various community projects impacting communities. In recognition of his contribution to public service, Mr. Rotich was awarded the Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) and the Order of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya.