Najib Balala Bio - Age, Education, Politics, Family, Wife and Net Worth
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Hon. Najib Balala. IMAGE: Facebook.com

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.

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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:

Period Work
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.