Honourable Najib Balala was born in 1967, and is a Kenyan politician and international urban management expert. He was appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife by President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in 2017. Honourable Balala has served as a Cabinet Secretary for various ministries, including Tourism, Mining, and Minister for Tourism. He is also the Chairman of the UNWTO Commission for Africa and was voted Best Tourism Minister in Africa in 2009. Honourable Balala works closely with private investors, conservation agencies, and regional development agencies to manage the economic potential of the tourism and wildlife sectors prudently and sustainably.

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