Najib Balala Biography
Najib Balala is the current Kenyan Cabinet secretary for Tourism and Wildlife. He is one of the most experienced Kenyan political icons, having served as a Kenyan member of parliament and a party leader of the Republican Congress Party of Kenya (RCPK)
Najib Balala Age, Place of Birth and Family Background
Najib Balala is 53 years old as of the year 2020. He was born on 20th September 1967 in Mombasa County.
Najib Balala Education and Career Background
He went through Serani Boys for his primary school education. He later joined Kakamega Boys’ High School in Western parts of Kenya. Najib obtained his degree in Business Administration and International Urban Management and Leadership from the University of Toronto. He also went to John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, USA.
Before joining the Kenyan government as a public servant, Najib has was formerly in a private sector where he gathered vast experience. He has consequently served the Kenyan government for a very long period of time as can be seen below:
|1993-1996||Secretary of The Swahili Cultural Centre|
|1996-1999||Chairman – Coast Tourist Association|
|1998-1999||Mayor of Mombasa|
|2000-2003||Chairman, Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Mombasa)|
|2002-2007||Member of Parliament for Mvita Constituency|
|2003-2004||Minister for Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services|
|Jan-June 2003||Acting Minister for Labour|
|June-Nov 2005||Minister for National Heritage|
|2007-2013||Member of Parliament for Mvita Constituency|
|2011-2012||Chairman of the UNWTO Executive Council|
|2008-2012||Minister for Tourism|
|2013-2015||Cabinet Secretary for Mining|
|2015 to date||Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife|
Najib Balala Awards and Recognition
Throughout his career and political journey, Najib has bagged various awards and recognitions from various institutions he has worked with and the Kenyan former and current presidents.
- Africa Investor 2009
- Best African Minister for Tourism 2010
- Chairman UNWTO World Tourism Organization
- E.G.H (Elder of Golden Heart) Medal by President
- Silver Star (SS) Medal by President
- Vice-President UNWTO World Tourism Organization
Najib Balala Family, Wife and Children
Najib is married to the love of his life Najaah and together they brought forth four children namely; Naneel, Naeem, Naila and Nusaybah. More details about Balala’s children is not yet in the public eye.
Najib Balala Salary and Net Worth
Najib’s estimated net worth as of the year 2020 is approximately over Kshs. 24 Million. He gets much of his incomes from salary as a public servant and from investments. At the Kenyan government, Najib walks home with more than Kshs. 700,000 per month.