President William Ruto accepted the resignation of Esther Ngero, Principal Secretary for Correctional Services, who is leaving office for personal reasons on Tuesday, May 23.
According to a statement signed by the Head of Public Service Felix Koskei, the outgoing PS was recently reassigned from the State Department for Performance Management and Delivery Services in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary to the State Department for Correctional Services within the Ministry of Interior & National Administration.
Ngero was praised for developing the institutional structure to facilitate the implementation of Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring for Ministries, State Departments, and State Agencies (MDAs).
“The Head of State has conveyed his gratitude to Ngero for her service to the nation and wished her the very best in all her future endeavours,” the statement read in part.
A certified accountant by training, Ngero joined the ranks of Principal Secretaries in December 2022, after amassing an almost two-decades career in the petroleum sector.
She attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and Mathematics at Kenyatta University in August 2002 and later pursued a professional certification in Petroleum Stocks Control and Management at the Kenya School of Petroleum Studies.
She ventured into the petroleum business in August 2004, where she joined the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) as an assistant accountant.
After amassing two years, she jumped ship to Dalbit Petroleum Limited as Operations Manager. She rose through the ranks to Chief Officer in the Petroleum Supply Chain and Trading department.