Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy

Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Gordon .O. Kihalangwa, CBS joins the Ministry of Energy as the Principal Secretary from the State Department for Public Works. Before his posting in the Ministry of Energy, he served as the Director for Immigration services from 2014 until March 2018 when he was appointed as the Principal Secretary, State Department for Immigration and Citizen Services, in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government. He also had a short stint as Principal Secretary, Ministry of Defence in August 2019, he was reassigned in the same capacity to the State Department for Public Works in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works in 2019.

Prior to joining the Civil Service, he worked in the Military which he joined as a Cadet Officer close to 40 years ago. He diligently served and worked his way through the ranks in the military and rose to the rank of Major General and was appointed to the position of Assistant Chief of General Staff in-charge of Personnel and Logistics. He retired as a Major General in 2014 after close to 33 years of Service.

During his time in the Military, Maj. Gen (Rtd) Dr. Kihalangwa underwent various military courses and Strategic Leadership training, locally and internationally. He is an Alumni of the National Defence College (K), National Defence College ‘ensp’ (RSA) and Defence Staff College (K). He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from Washington International University (WIU) in the United States of America. He further holds a Diploma in Strategic Studies and a Diploma in International Studies both from the University of Nairobi (UoN).