Davis Chirchir is currently an appointee cabinet secretary for Energy and Petroleum in President William Ruto’s administration. His appointment was done. on September 27, 2022. However, he has to be vetted by the parliament before fully assuming office.
He will be serving the ministry for the second time since he was also appointed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013. However, Chirchir was suspended from Uhuru’s cabinet in 2015 after the corruption allegation scandals.
Additionally, Davis is an IT expert and a politician.
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Early life and age of Davis Chirchir
Chirchir was born in 1960 however details about his birthplace, family, as well as his primary and secondary education have not been disclosed. We shall update this section as soon as the information is available.
Davis Chirchir’s Education
Davis Chirchir holds a master’s degree in Business administration (International Business) from the University of Royal Halloway in London. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and physics from the University of Nairobi.
Davis Chirchir Wife and children
The politician seems to have kept his personal life private. However, he has four children whose details
are not known. Additionally, details about his wife or marital status are scanty.
Davis Chirchir’s Career Journey
The IT guru’s career journey kicked off at the Defunct Kenya Ports and Telecommunication (KPTC) where he rose to become a general manager and thereafter he became a senior manager of Telkom Kenya.
Between 2011 and 2013 he worked as the secretary general for the united Democratic Party (URP)
He was appointed to the cabinet in 2013 where he served until he was caught up in corruption allegations in 2015.
The politician also worked as the Information Technology Director at the defunct Interim Independent Electoral Commission.
In the 2017 general election, he was the chief presidential agent appointed by the president at that
In 2022 he was appointed the chief of staff at the office of deputy president William Ruto in which he succeeded the late Ken Osinde.
On September 27, 2022, he was appointed again to be the energy and petroleum cabinet secretary by
President William Ruto.
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Davis Chirchir Corruption Allegations
In 2015 Mr. Chirchir was questioned by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Corruption (EACC) over the 50 million Kenya shillings “chicken scandal” where he has maintained his innocence.
Additionally, he was also among those who were accused of receiving an undisclosed amount of money to influence tender awards when he served as a commissioner in the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC). Latter the Office Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) recommended that the case be terminated for lack of evidence of criminal culpability on allegation of corruption seeking to influence the
award of the tender.
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Davis Net worth
His net worth also remains his personal secrete.