Sicily Kariuki is the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Sanitation and Irrigation. She has prviously served as the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, from December 2015 until January 2018

Kanini was born in Tumaini Village, Al-Kalou Constituency, Nyandarua County, Kenya. Sicily has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi. She attended ESAMI/Maastricht School of Management where she obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in strategic management. She has a Ph.D. in Food Laws and Regulations from Michigan State University.