Hon. Safina Kwekwe Tsungu is the current Principal Secretary for Gender Affairs
Hon. Safina Kwekwe Tsungu was appointed the Principal Secretary, State Department for Gender Affairs in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs on January 26th 2018 by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta. Prior to her appointment as Principal Secretary, Hon. Tsungu was the County Executive Committee (CEC) Member in charge of Industry, Trade and Co-operative Development in the County Government of Kwale from May 2013 – October 2017.
Being the Principal Secretary in charge of Gender Affairs, she is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) programmes in the country, overseeing the access and utilization of Affirmative Action Funds; Women Enterprise Fund (WEF), Uwezo Fund, the National Government Affirmative Action Funds (NGAAF), the 30% Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (AGPO) for women, youth and persons with disabilities, elimination of Gender Based Violence in all its forms, including FGM, and ensuring access to justice and safeguarding gender equality as espoused in the Constitution.