National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya
Ambassador Monica Juma is the National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya. Before her appointment to this position, Ambassador Monica Juma served as Cabinet Secretary in five strategic Ministries of the Republic of Kenya, namely the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Foreign affairs, and as Acting Ministry in the docket of Petroleum and Mining. She also served as Principal Secretary in the security triad: Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs. Dr Juma came to the top Executive of Government after serving as Kenya’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, and Permanent Representative of Kenya to the African Union, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development and United Nations Commission for Africa. Among the key efforts during this time was the engagement of Kenya as a key Troop Contributing country to the African Mission in Somalia.