Veronica Mueni Nduva, East African Community's First Female Secretary-General

Veronica Mueni Nduva, East African Community's Secretary-General. PHOTO[COURTESY]

Veronica Mueni Nduva emerges as the first female Secretary-General of the East African Community (EAC), marking a historic milestone.

Ms. Nduva’s appointment follows the recall of Dr. Peter Mathuki during a recent summit of EAC heads of state, where leaders deliberated on the bloc’s future direction.

In her inaugural address, Ms. Nduva pledges commitment to deeper integration and development across East Africa.

Promoting peace and security forms the bedrock of her agenda, crucial for lasting prosperity in the region.

Ms. Nduva emphasizes empowering women and youth, acknowledging their pivotal role in society.

Infrastructure development, bolstered by public-private partnerships and innovative financing, holds a prominent spot on her agenda.

Climate-resilient growth takes precedence, with a focus on green energy, sustainable agriculture, and conservation efforts.

About Veronica Mueni Nduva:

  • Ms. Nduva previously served as the Principal Secretary for the State Department for Performance and Delivery Management within the Ministry of Public Service.
  • With over two decades of experience in governance, she’s a seasoned professional in the public sector.
  • Ms. Nduva holds a Master’s degree in Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Nairobi.
  • Passionate about governance training and mentorship, she’s received numerous awards for her contributions to governance.
  • Ms. Nduva’s publications reflect her expertise in inter-agency collaborations and the public sector.