As Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum, Hon. Charles Keter is responsible for the oversight, policy and governance of the Ministry’s mandate; to facilitate the provision of clean, sustainable, affordable, reliable, secure and quality Energy and Petroleum services, for national development while protecting the environment. His main focus is on the national key flagship projects under the Jubilee Government, which incorporates: Universal Electricity Access, Transmission and Infrastructure Development, Commercialization of Crude Oil, Security of Supply for Petroleum Products and the Accelerated Generation of Power amongst others. Implementing the Ministry’s mission in support of the Governments goals of growing the economy, will advance the energy and petroleum strategy thus promoting leadership in the sector and region’s technology, innovation, management and performance.
Preceding his appointment in December 2015, Hon. Charles Keter was the Senator for Kericho County and Deputy Leader of Majority in Senate from 2013 till 2015. During his 13 year career in politics, Hon. Keter was also the Assistant Minister for Energy and Petroleum between 2008 and 2010 and a Member of Parliament for Belgut Constituency, which was rated the best in (CDF) Constituency Development Fund management in the year 2012.
His Political career was preceded by nine years of experience in the Telecommunications Sector, with expertise in Information Technology, Systems Analysis and Anti-fraud, as assistant manager of Anti Fraud Section, Telkom (K) limited.
Hon. Charles Keter holds a Global Executive MBA from the United States International University (USIU) – Africa and a Bachelors Degree in Double Maths from Kenyatta University.