Dr. Fred Matiang’i is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) in the government of Kenya.
Before his appointment, Dr. Matiang’i was the Regional Representative in East Africa for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, the State University of New York (SUNY/CID).
He formerly served as Chief of Party for Kenya's Parliamentary Strengthening Program.Dr. Matiang’i held research and program implementation positions in variouscivil society organizations in Kenya and conducted research and training for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, the World Bank Institute, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), among others.
He taught at Egerton University and the University of Nairobi.Dr. Matiangi’s education includes a PhD in Communication and Comparative Literature from the University of Nairobi, an M.A. in English from the University of Nairobi, and a Bachelors of Education degree from Kenyatta University.