Micro, Medium, and Small Enterprises (MSMES) Principal Secretary, Susan Mang’eni, was involved in a road accident in Busia County on Monday, October 16, 2023, around 3 pm, resulting in one fatality.
The incident occurred in the Korinda area when Mang’eni’s vehicle collided with a motorcycle, tragically leading to the immediate death of the motorcycle rider. The collision was forceful enough to deploy the vehicle’s airbags, causing the PS to sustain injuries.
Following the accident, Susan Mang’eni was promptly transported to Busia Hospital for specialized medical care. Appointed as a PS in the Ministry of Cooperative and MSMES by President William Ruto in November 2022, she was among 50 other PSs who took their oaths of office at State House on December 1, 2022.
During their inauguration, President Ruto emphasized the importance of their roles, stating, “The jobs and the responsibilities you have been given are not private positions, neither are they family positions, or community positions. They are positions to serve the entirety of the people of the Republic of Kenya. I will expect every Principal Secretary to work diligently and to the best of their ability.”
Prior to her appointment, Susan Mang’eni served on various boards, including the Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), and the Competition Tribunal of Kenya. She has also contributed to the private sector through consultancies and discussions focused on socio-economic and political transformation. Her educational background includes an MA in Entrepreneurship Development and a BS in Public Science and Public Administration.
Mang’eni’s involvement in shaping government policies and programs has been notable, with her membership in the Working Group on the Socio-Economic Audit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, which presented its findings in the National Assembly in 2016. At the time, she served under the Office of the Auditor General, focusing on assessing the impact of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on governance and public institutions.
Additionally, on October 6, 2023, Susan Mang’eni was photographed speaking at a workshop on the MSMEs policy.