Edward Waswa Kisiang’ani is the Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications in the Ministry of Information, Communications, and The Digital Economy.
Until his appointment, Kisiang’ani was a senior lecturer at Kenyatta University’s School of Law, Arts and Social Sciences where he held several administrative roles among them, Chairman of the History, Archaeology and Political Studies Department, and Director of Alumni and Outreach Programmes. PS Kisiang’ani also is a member of the Dakar-based prestigious Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
PS Kisiang’ani, long career in the education sector began in 1984 when he joined Mosoriot Teachers Training College (TTC) as a lecturer. Three years later, he took up an appointment as an editor of school books at the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Publishers. PS Kisiang’ani holds a PhD and Masters degrees in Political History and Economy from Kenyatta University. Besides, he holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Nairobi.
Alongside his rich academic profile, Kisiang’ani is an accomplished consultant, political strategist, researcher, distinguished media analyst, and political commentator. Moreover, he has published widely on Governance, Gender, and Politics. During the first 33 years, he has taught at the University he has mentored and supervised many undergraduate and Post graduated students.
PS Kisiang’ani is a member of the Kenya Historical Association, American Cultural Centre Library in Nairobi, and Kenya American Studies Association. He has also served with distinction on various school boards including Chesamisi High School and St Mary’s Secondary School Sosio, in Bungoma County.
As Principal Secretary, Kisiang’ani is the administrative head and accounting officer of the State Department for Broadcasting and Telecommunications where his role includes the development of Telecommunications Policy, Broadcasting Policy, Coordination of National Government Advertising services, Public Communications, Postal and Courier Services, Policy on Development of Local Content, Telecommunications, Postal services, Electronic Commerce and Government Telecommunications Services.