DR. Skitter W. Mbugua is the Commission Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer with over 16 years experience in public service and at Board level in various institutions. She has a rich track record of successful change management, project management and spearheading initiatives that have improved the performance of organizations and lives of many communities. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from the University of Eldoret, a Master of Philosophy in Physics from Moi University, a Master in Business Administration from Strathmore University and a Bachelor Degree in Education Science (Physics and Chemistry) from Egerton University.
Prior to her appointment as the Commission Secretary of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Dr. Skitter held various key positions that include; Chief Executive Officer in charge of Trade, Tourism and Industry at the County Government of Kisii, she had also held the same portfolio in charge of Environment, Water and Sanitation; Roads, Transport and Public Works; Education, Labor and Manpower Development in the same County. She served as a Lecturer, Physics Department at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) and Physics and Chemistry teacher at the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
As a highly motivated critical thinker with problem solving skills, her desire is to create opportunities that improve and transform people’s lives. She is a true believer in Africa, of the talent and the need to build on the human capital, so as to market Africa to transform the Continent’s fortune on the Global arena. She perceives life as a gift and endeavors to respond with grace and courtesy.
She brings to the Commission a wealth of experience that include but not limited to result management,
strategic planning, organizational budgeting, institutional procurement and monitoring and evaluation and
reporting. She has published in a number of international journals. She has served in several boards
including Water Company, Technical Vocational Institutions among others. She is a recognized and live
member of professional associations that include, Physics Society of Kenya (PSK), African Association for
Public Administration and Management (AAPAM), Kenya Association of Public Administration and
Management (KAPAM), Women on Board Network (WOBN) and Kenya Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK).