Farida Karoney Chepchumba is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Lands. On this position, she was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Before assuming her role in the Ministry, she had served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Media Services (RMS). She is currently 51 years old. Farida was born in the year 1969 at Nandi county, Kenya.

Farida went to Kenyatta University from 1989 to 1992 where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Education degree in Botany and Zoology. She later went to the University of Nairobi where she pursued a postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication. Farida later enrolled in the MBA degree course at University of Nairobi and in 2008, she graduated with a Master of Business Administration with a specialty in Strategy. She then went ahead and pursued a Doctor of Philosophy degree, specializing in Strategic Management from the same university.

In 1993, she worked as a Biology teacher at Khamis High School in Mombasa. This lasted less than a year before she got a job in 1994 at Kenya Television Network (KTN) as a freelance correspondent then as a reporter then as a Features Editor. She left KTN in December 2000 and joined Nation Media Group in January 2001 as an Editor.