Joseph Wakaba Mucheru

H.E. Joseph Wakaba Mucheru

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya

Joseph Wakaba Mucheru EGH is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications. Joe has been holding that office since 2015 when His Excellency the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta appointed him. He is a former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead based in the Google Nairobi office. He was Google’s first Sub-Saharan employee and was key to setting up of Googles presence in Africa from 2007. Before joining Google he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999, in various roles at the company including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer.

His high school education was at Lenana School between 1983 (form 1) and 1988 (form 6).[8] He attended the Business Executive Program from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2008. He holds a (B Sc. (Hons)) in Economics & Computer Science from City University London. He was awarded the Moran of the order of the burning spear in December 2010 by the President of the Republic of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki. He is a member of Africa Leadership Network, The National Prayer Breakfast, and the East African Business Summit.