Farida Karoney Chepchumba is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Lands. On this position, she was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Before assuming her role in the Ministry, she had served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Media Services (RMS).
Farida Karoney Chepchumba Age, Birthday, Place of Birth, Tribe
She is currently 51 years old. Farida was born in the year 1969 at Nandi county, Kenya. She hails from the Kalenjin community of Kenya.
Farida Karoney Chepchumba Education Background
Farida went to Kenyatta University from 1989 to 1992 where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Education degree in Botany and Zoology. She later went to the University of Nairobi where she pursued a postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication.
Farida later enrolled in the MBA degree course at University of Nairobi and in 2008, she graduated with a Master of Business Administration with a specialty in Strategy. She then went ahead and pursued a Doctor of Philosophy degree, specializing in Strategic Management from the same university.
Farida Karoney Chepchumba Career
In 1993, she worked as a Biology teacher at Khamis High School in Mombasa. This lasted less than a year before she got a job in 1994 at Kenya Television Network (KTN) as a freelance correspondent then as a reporter then as a Features Editor. She left KTN in December 2000 and joined Nation Media Group in January 2001 as an Editor.
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By July 2004, she had risen to the position of an Associate Editor, a position she left when she joined the Standard Media Group as the Managing Director. She worked here 2 years after which she joined Radio France Internationals and Al Jazeera English Language network, working as a freelance contributor and as a producer respectively.
Farida returned to Standard Media Group in 2007, working as the Head of Editorial at KTN. During this time, she also worked as the Assistant Director for Broadcasting at Standard Group Limited. She then worked as the Group Editorial Director at Royal Media Services from February 2009 to mid-2014.
She was then promoted to the position of the Chief Operating Officer from August 2014 till January 2018 when she assumed office as the new Cabinet Secretary for Lands, a position she holds up to date.
Farida Karoney Chepchumba CS Lands
She was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning on January 2018. This happened after she had been nominated for the position by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Farida Karoney Chepchumba Husband, Son
She loves to keep her family away from the public eye. There are claims stating that she is married and has a son. More information about her husband will be updated as soon as possible.
Farida Karoney Chepchumba Jacques Masea
CS Farida Karoney’s Personal Assistant who is known as Jacques Masea is dead. He succumbed to stroke at his home in Nairobi. He was unreachable until on Monday, the 6th of April 2020 when friends went to his house and broke his door, finding his lifeless body lying. Medics stated that he died due to stroke.
Farida Karoney Chepchumba Net worth
Farida Karoney is one of the wealthiest Cabinet Secretaries in Kenya at the moment, having heavily invested in agriculture, real estate and shares. She also earns a ginormous amount from her position as the CS for Lands. Her current net worth is approximately Kshs. 300 Million.