Hon. Davis Chirchir

Hon. Davis Chirchir
25 June 2022

Mr. Davis Chirchir is the Cabinet Secretary in charge of Energy and Petroleum in Kenya. He provides policy, oversight and leadership in the corporate institutional framework of the Ministry. The institutions under this framework include:

  1. Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC)
  2. National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK)
  3. Kenya Petroleum Oil Refineries (KPRL)
  4. Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA)
  5. Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC(KenGen)
  6. The Kenya Power and Lighting Company PLC (KPLC)
  7. Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC)
  8. Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (KETRACO)
  9. Geothermal Development Company (GDC)
  10. Energy Tribunal
  11. Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA)
  12. Independent Power Producers (IPPs).

He has in-depth experience in project development, management and execution and is skilled in strategic analysis and financial management.

Mr. Chirchir previously led the Ministry in the same capacity from 2013 to 2015. This is therefore his second appointment as the Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum; a testament to his in-depth understanding of the sector and the impact he had. Prior to his nomination and appointment as the Cabinet Secretary, he was the Chief of Staff to the Deputy President.