Ms. Josephta O. Mukobe holds a MSc. from Manchester University (UK) and a BA (Hons) Humanities and Social Science from the University of Nairobi.
Ms. Josephta Mukobe has a public service career spanning for over twenty five years. She joined the Civil Service in 1986 as a Personnel Officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Heritage and rose through the ranks to the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management. In July 2013, she was appointed as the Principal Secretary / Coordination of National Government where she was in-charge of the Kenya Prisons Service, Probation, and Betting Control & Licensing Board.
In December 2015 she was moved to the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, as the Principal Secretary for State Department of Special Programmes. Her responsibility was to manage and distribute relief and non-food items, Coordinate rescue and rehabilitation of Street Families, and oversee the functions of the National Drought Management Authority in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands.
She was recently reappointed by H.E. the President as Principal Secretary for the State Department of Heritage under the Ministry of Sports and Heritage.
Ms. Mukobe who is a person living with disability has founded and is a member of several disability organizations which include UDPK, Women Challenged to Challenge, etc. She has also represented the Country Internationally on Disability issues.