Nzioka Waita is the Kenyan Chief of Staff and Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit. A champion of the President’s “Big Four”, he aims to ensure the delivery of flagship projects and key public services.
Nzioka joined the public service in April 2015, where he was appointed as the Secretary, President’s Delivery Unit. Waita has also held a number of non-executive director roles on the Boards of Alpha Africa Asset Managers and The East African Marine Cable System. The primary role of PDU is to improve the co-ordination of National Government flagship programs, monitor, evaluate and report on and the timely fulfilment of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s key development priorities.
Thereafter, the President appointed Nzioka as the Deputy Chief of Staff, deputising Joseph Kinyua in discharging his mandate, including but not limited to: the delivery of key flagship projects, performance contracting, managing the co–ordination of the President’s fiscal priorities and effective oversight of state Corporations, a position he held until January 2018, when he was took up his current role as the Chief of Staff and Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit.
As a champion of the President’s “Big Four”, Nzioka is keen to ensure that President Kenyatta’s administration implements its flagship projects in his last term but also delivers key services to the public under his “Big Four” agenda.
Nzioka is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is a member of the Law Society of Kenya’s ICT Committee. He is a graduate of Law (LLB) from the University of Sheffield in the UK and holds a Master’s Degree (LLM) in Computer & Communications Law, from Queen Mary, University of London.
He has held several senior leadership roles in the private sector, with the most recent being the Director of Corporate Affairs at Safaricom, a position he held for four years prior to joining the Government.