Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury
Hon. Amb. Yatani has over 27-year experience in public administration, politics, diplomacy and governance in public sector since 1992. In January, 2018 he was appointed the Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection, a position he’s serving to-date. Between the years 2006-2007 while Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency, he also served as an Assistant Minister for Science and Technology. 2013 to 2017 he served as a pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, and between 2009 and 2012, as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with Accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna.
He has held senior leadership positions at various diplomatic and international agencies such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vice Chairperson of United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ), and chair of African Group of Ambassadors among others.
He has a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy degree from the University of York, United Kingdom, 2005, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from Egerton University, Kenya, 1991.