Ms Mary Wairimu Ngari, CBS
Ministry of Medical Services
Ms Ngari M.W is the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Medical Services. A career Administrator Ms Ngari has served in the public service for over 31 years. Madam Ngari has risen through all the ranks within the civil service, serving as a District Officer III, District officer I, Senior Assistant Secretary, Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Senior Deputy Secretary, and Director of Administration to the post of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State for the Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands on 31st October 2008 and currently in the Ministry for Medical Services.
Her exemplary performance in effective service delivery and commitment in official assignments has earned her a Presidential Commendation Award for sterling contribution towards the successful of the commemoration of the 25 years of Kenya’s Independence. She was awarded a Certificate and Faithful Service by P.C.E.A Milimani Church Council-Nairobi, in 2005.
Madam Ngari’s key assignments as an Administrator include coordination of the Civil Service Reform Programme at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, coordination of the Ministerial Strategic Plan development for the Ministry of Trade, worked as a liaison officer for ten Parastatals in the Ministry of Trade. In December 2003, she was seconded to East Africa Portland Cement as the Acting Managing Director till June 2004. She has also served in the boards of National Hospital Insurance Fund and National Aids Control Council as a member between 2007 and 2009. As Director of Administration she coordinated ministerial matters, donor projects and Government policies, in the Ministry of Health, prepared ministerial budgets, procurement plans, managed ministry registries, transport, security, litigation matters and parliamentary business among others.
Ms. Ngari has a Master’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Daystar University, and Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Nairobi. She has attended professional courses both locally and internationally. Locally she has attended Administration Officers induction, Para Military, Advanced Public Administration and Population and Development courses. Other range of courses she attended include District Focus, Performance Management and Target setting, Total quality Management and performance Appraisal System.
Outside the country she has attended management courses in Singapore, Commonwealth Secretariat and South Africa respectively. She has trained in Leadership Skill Development, Policy Makers’ in Gender and Good Governance, Tools for Implementation of Result Oriented Management and Customer Service Management from Cape Town and Durban, and Pretoria South Africa respectively.