CS Who Set 3 World Records at Largest Economic Organisation

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta with his Cabinet at State House, Nairobi. Twitter
  • A deep dig into Education CS Amina Mohamed's past by Kenyans.co.ke revealed a woman who has accomplished quite a lot.

    During the career diplomat's stint as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative for Kenya's diplomatic mission at the UN (2000-2006), she became the first woman to chair the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    More to that, Amina also became first African as well as the first woman to chair the International Organization for Migration Council at WTO. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta congratulates Education CS Amina Mohamed on her nomination for AU Commission Chairperson.

    Amina was known for her analytical and interpersonal skills which she developed during the course of her career in the diplomatic arena.

    Her admirable negotiation skills served her well and she effectively articulated global issues pertaining to the WTO.

    The accomplished CS has two local presidential awards; Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart and Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear. 

    She also has two foreign presidential awards; Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity and the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government. 

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta transferred the CS from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Education Ministry, she became the first woman to hold the office since independence. 

    Away from her diplomatic career that spans over 30 years, Amina is a family woman with two children. 

    With the help of her husband Khalid Ahmed, she also raises four orphans.

    Education CS Ambassador Amina Mohamed speaking at a United Nations forum.