Press Room

Chief of Staff

amb osinde

Prior to his appointment, Amb. Osinde served as Kenya's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany and simultaneously accredited to the Republics of Bulgaria and Romania.

Ambassador Osinde has served in the financial services sector as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the College of Insurance and in top Management of National Bank of Kenya where he worked in various departments including working as the Personal Assistant to the Executive Chairman, Public Relations and Marketing, Credit Remedial unit, Human Resource and Strategic planning Unit. He has also served in Boards of Private and Public Institutions.

Previously, Ambassador Osinde was a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi in Linguistics and African Languages where he pioneered research and published on Sheng and youth languages.

Amb. Osinde holds Masters degree in Arts from the University of Nairobi and Masters of Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI).

Emmanuel Talam ~ Director of Communication

tallamEmmanuel Talam is the Director of Communication in the Deputy President's Office. Mr Talam is a journalist by training. Before taking up the position, Mr. Talam was the Deputy Managing Editor at the Kenya Television Network - KTN. Talam has held various positions in the industry including the position of planning and assignment editor at the China Central Television -CCTV. 

Mr Talam is a graduate of Media Studies from the University of Nairobi. He also holds a Diploma in Mass Communication from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.

Programme Officers

Senior Programme Officer

Mr. Abraham Kipkemei Samoei is a Senior Programme Officer at the Office of Her Excellency Mrs. Rachel Ruto. He is an expert in micro finance, risk management and marketing.

He was previously the operations manager of Joyful Women Organization, an NGO running table banking activities in Kenya.

Mr. Samoei holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Egerton University.

He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in project planning and management at Kenyatta University.

Programme Director

Mr. Gabriel Muswali is a Programme Director at the office of Her Excellency Mrs. Rachel Ruto. He is an expert in social sector programme development and evaluation, operations research and strategic planning.

He also served as a visiting lecturer at the Institute of Youth, Tangaza University College of Catholic University of Eastern Africa where he taught a course on Youth and health issues.

Mr. Muswali holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Masters of Public Health and Epidemiology from Kenyatta University and Diploma in Healthcare Management from Kenya Institute of Management.

Women and Children

Women and Children

Deputy Chief of Staff

Ms. Linnet Hamasi is in charge of the staff and activities at the office of Her Excellency.

She is in charge of the staff and activities of the office of Her Excellency Mrs. Rachel Ruto.

Previously, Hamasi was the project co-ordinator and the department administrator in the Research Department of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Hamasi also served as the Editorial Assistant of the East African Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (EAJHS) and a part time lecturer in research methods at the same university.

Hamasi holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Kenyatta University and a Masters degree in Education Administration and Planning from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

She is currently pursuing a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in Kenya.