The Ministry of Public Service and Gender was created under the reorganisation of the national government in November 2015. The reorganisation placed the then Directorate of Public Service Management and the State Department for Gender Affairs under the Ministry. The Executive Order No.1 of 2020 (Revised) created two State Departments in the Ministry namely State Department for Public Service and State Department for Gender.

In September 2021, the State Department for Development of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and the State Department for Social Protection, Pensions and Senior Citizens were transferred to the Ministry of Public Service & Gender. The Ministry of Public Service & Gender was then reconstituted and renamed as the Ministry of Public Service, Gender, Senior Citizens Affairs & Special Programmes.

The ministry provides policy direction and management of the human resource function in the public service; promotion of gender equity and equality and the empowerment of women; enhancing the capacity and opportunities for the vulnerable; and enhancing socio-economic development of arid and semi-arid lands.


Strategic Objectives

i. Transform the public service for responsive, citizen centered and quality service delivery;

ii.To institutionalize appropriate career design and development strategies in the Public Service;

iii. To enhance business process re-engineering and development and its application in service delivery;

iv. Promote gender equity and equality, formulation, review and management of Gender Policies and their Management;

v. To promote development and implementation of Special Programmes for Women Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming in Ministries/ Departments /Agencies;

vi.To coordinate negotiation, domestication and reporting on gender related international regional treaties and conventions;

vii. To coordinate development and implementation of Policies and Programmes on Gender Based Violence.


To provide policy leadership for public service transformation, women empowerment, and promotion of gender equity and equality.


A transformed public service, empowered women, gender equity and equality for a high quality of life for all Kenyans.

Core Values

  • Integrity:  We shall observe high moral and ethical standards.
  • Professionalism: We shall demonstrate competence in the discharge of our duties.
  • Equity and Equality:  We will demonstrate fairness and impartiality in service provision to all.
  • Innovativeness: We are committed to being creative by exploring new ways and provide latitude for growth by all.
  • Patriotism: We will be driven by commitment to uphold national cohesion, loyalty to the organization and the Republic.
  • Citizen-centric: We shall be committed to consultations and participation to ensure responsiveness to the needs and aspirations of citizens.

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Our Offices are located at Harambee House, Harambee Avenue


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