Ministry of Culture, Gender, Youth, ICT, Sports and Social Services

The Ministry plays a vital role in promoting cultural heritage, advancing gender equality, empowering youth, fostering technological innovation, supporting sports initiatives, and ensuring social welfare programs for the community.


To develop sustainable social cultural product, gender mainstreaming, Youth empowerment, promotion of e-government services, sustainable sports program and provision of social services using innovative information communication technologies through sound policy formulation and implementation


A self-esteemed innovative socially and economically empowered society.

Our Minister

Ms. Mutemi is a highly experienced professional with a diverse skillset spanning administration, accounting, education, and research. Holding an MBA in finance and a Bachelor’s in education, she has actively pursued further development through accounting certifications and specialized training programs like SMASE. This dedication to continuous learning reflects her commitment to excellence and staying at the forefront of her fields.

Ms. Mutemi’s professional journey showcases her adaptability and impact across various sectors. From shaping young minds as a teacher to managing finances and operations as an accountant, she has consistently demonstrated expertise and leadership. Notably, her role as a KCSE Mathematics Paper 2 Examiner with the Kenya National Examinations Council underscores her deep subject matter knowledge and commitment to educational standards. Ms. Mutemi’s diverse experiences and proven contributions make her a valuable asset to any organization.

Phoebe Ndunyu Mutemi

County Executive Committee Member

Nelly Kavuu Mutisya
Chief Officer
Culture, Gender and Social Services
Nason King'alya Kilonzo
Chief Officer
Youth, Sports, ICT and Initiative

Our Responsibilities


  • Preservation and promotion of culture, heritage and creative arts – Building synergy with relevant cultural institutions.
  • Develop policies and institutions on indigenous and traditional knowledge

Gender, Social Development and Children Services

  • Facilitate gender mainstreaming in the county
  • Designing and facilitating programs/projects that promote gender equity and equality;
  • Institutionalization of gender mainstreaming across the county ministries/departments and Agencies
  • Socio-economic development to empower women, aged, PWDs, Aged and Marginalized groups
  • Effective delivery of community-based services in Kitui county


  • Development and implementation of County policies and legislations on Youth Development
  • Promotion of quality and relevant Youth training and skills development programmes Promotion of empowerment of youth and creation of employment opportunities
  • Establishment of collaborations and networking strategies with stakeholders to develop
    youth development standards in Kitui
  • Supporting existing institutions and establishing centres of excellence
  • Widening the scope, the learning quality practical oriented education to youth
  • Empowering and mentoring (coaching) Youth


  • To promote e-Government services
  • Provision of ICT services to other County departments
  • To establish collaborations and networking strategies with stakeholders to develop
    ICT skills and standards in the County
  • Skills development and applied research by supporting existing institutions and establishing centres of excellence
  • Leverage ICT for a knowledge-based economy and governance


  • Promotion and development of sports programs in the entire county
  • Facilitate development of sports facilities and infrastructure
  • Create an enabling environment for sports talents exposure


Overall, the county has made progress in some areas, while others are still below the set targets due to various challenges, including inadequate funding, Covid 19 effects, and delayed disbursement of funds.

Tier 1: Culture

In the culture sector, progress has been made in the completion of the gallery 1, II, III at Lower Eastern Heritage Centre at Tseikuru, which stands at 30% of the target. Additionally, engagement with institutions relevant to the department is at 60%, and frameworks with local and national partners have been strengthened..

Tier 2: Gender, social development, and children services sector

For gender, social development, and children services sector, the socio-economic empowerment initiatives for women and community groups achieved 494 out of 534 groups target. The completion of eight resource centres and social halls is at 2 out of the 8, and child development initiatives for 20% of the target have been supported. The sector has only achieved 30% of the target in accessing 30% public procurement for 2470 persons and 494 women registered companies. The county is yet to complete the entire wards in forming the gender awareness and response framework, and sensitization seminars and barazas for SGBV
and other related family cohesive matters have only reached 40% of the target.

Tier 3: Sports sector

In the sports sector, the construction of ultra-modern stadia complex, which has a target of 100%, is at 0% due to inadequate funding, delayed disbursement of funds, Covid 19 effects, and FKF wrangles. The upgrade of sports facilities in at least one per village is at 45%, while talent development in rugby and sports equipment/kit to teams and clubs have reached 100% and 35% of the targets, respectively. The county is yet to set up a County Sports Council.

Tier 4: Youth development

For youth development, approximately 6800 youths were trained and employed in KICOYDEC, albeit in phases, instead of the targeted 800. The youth skills development program for 3,200 youths trained only 1,920, and only 48 youths per ward were trained in the entire 40 wards due to limited financial resources.

Our Responsibilities

  • Tourism Policy: Formulate and implement county tourism policies.
  • Wildlife Conservation: Implement wildlife conservancy policy and manage game reserves/sanctuaries.
  • Tourism Development: Develop and promote county tourism products and services.
  • Cultural Heritage: Conserve cultural and heritage sites for tourism.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborate with tourism stakeholders and environmental actors.
  • Tourism Innovation: Research and innovate in the tourism sector.
  • Sustainable Tourism: Promote eco-tourism and environmental conservation.
  • Local Participation: Advocate for local community and investor involvement in tourism.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Promote tourism research, documentation, and information dissemination.
  • Ethical Public Service: Uphold principles, values, and ethics in public service.

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