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Mr. Harry K. Kimtai, CBS
Principal Secretary, State Department for Medical Services, Ministry of Health

Mr. Harry Kachuwai Kimtai is the Principal Secretary, State Department for Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Republic of Kenya. He is responsible for coordination of medical services as the Accounting and Authorized officer under the direction of the Cabinet Secretary for Health. He is currently spearheading Health Care Services Reforms geared towards realization of universal health coverage (UHC).


Mr. Harry Kimtai was Born on 13th December, 1968. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Master of Arts in Economics and Master of Philosophy Economics, specialised in Regional Planning and Economic Development from Bhopal University, India (1989 – 1995).


He has served the Government of Kenya in various capacities. He was first appointed to the position of Principal Secretary State Department for Livestock from 2018 serving upto 2023. He served as Director at the Capital Markets Authority between 2016 to 2017. Between 2008 and 2014, he was a General Manager at Branded Fine Foods Ltd, a leading private industry player. Prior to joining Branded Fine Foods Ltd., he had started his career at Kenya Revenue Authority as a management trainee in 1996 and rose through the ranks to the position of Principal Revenue Officer in the period 2003 – 2006.