About KENASA

KENASA was established in August 2008 and is the only professional body for secretaries 

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Core Values

Integrity

Integrity

Honesty and adherence to the Association’s  operating policies,  guidelines and procedures when dealing with members and all other stakeholders.

Integrity

Adaptability

Embracing positive change and nurturing diversity and visionary thinking

Effective Communicaton

Effective Communication

Approachable at all levels, communicating and building strong relationships

Integrity

Team Work & Commitment

Steadfast in pursuing the goal of continuous learning in order to strengthen efficiency and effectiveness

About KENASA

 

The Kenya National Secretaries Association (KENASA) is a Professional Association for Secretaries in Kenya.  The main objective of the Association is to create a forum for the Secretarial professionals to interact and deliberate on emerging issues affecting the profession in regard to standards, ethics and professionalism.

 

The Association is registered under the Societies Act.  It was officially launched in the year 2011 by the then Minister of State for Public Service, Hon. Dalmas Otieno.  The association also held its first Gala Conference  which was presided over by the then Minister for Water & Irrigation and current Governor of Kitui County H.E. Hon. Charity Kaluki Ngilu, EGH.

 

At inception, the Association was temporarily accommodated in the Office of the Head of Office Administrative Services Unit until it acquired its own offices at the National Housing Corporation House (NHC building), 2nd floor, opposite Cooperative Bank Building.  The office is now fully operational.

  • Enabling Effective Communication 80%
  • Committed to Integrity 60%
  • Adaptable and Visionary.  50%
  • Strengthened by the power of team Work 90%
Andrew M. Osundwa

Andrew M. Osundwa

Chairman

Personal Secretary in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.  He holds a degree in Business Administration and Office Management from Jomo Kenyatta University, a Diploma in Office Management and a Diploma in Secretarial Management.

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Namuju Ounoi Ignatius

Namuju Ounoi Ignatius

National Secretary

The current National Secretary is Mr. Namuju Ignatius, HSC.  He was elected to this position during the 7th Annual General Conference held in June  2017. Mr. Namuju has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, KNEC Diploma in Secretarial Studies and several other Secretarial professional certificates. He is currently a Senior Office Administrator in the Executive Office of the Deputy President where he was identified as part of the core team of officers to enhance capacity and provide impetus to the smooth operationalization of the Executive Office of the Deputy President.

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Hellen Ngare

Hellen Ngare

Treasurer

Hellen works as an Executive Secretary working in Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, a State Corporation under the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. She holds Bachelor of Management and Office Administration, Higher Diploma in…

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Margaret M. Oruko

Margaret M. Oruko

National V. Secretary

I am a Senior Assistant Office Administrator working in the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and deployed in the State Department of Immigration. She has been a very active KENASA member, having joined in 2012….

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Objectives

The main objective of the Association is to create a forum for the Secretarial professionals to interact and deliberate on emerging issues affecting the Secretarial profession in regard to the standards, ethics and professionalism. Other objectives are as follows;

a)To identify and lead on areas and issues that affect Secretaries both negatively and positively and take up initiatives aimed at ensuring continued growth and development of the Secretarial profession in the country.

b)Foster and maintaining a high level of professionalism, effectiveness and status of the Secretarial profession by;

  • Establishing a code of conduct for the Secretarial profession and its members and to enforce observance of the code of conduct for its members.
  • Encouraging and assisting members to develop their careers within and beyond the secretarial profession
  • Setting professional standards and to confer national recognition upon the practitioners who meet the standards.
  • Helping in formation of bodies and institutes affiliated to the Association which would provide formal training, and where applicable certification.
  • Carrying out research on secretarial profession for the purpose of improving and optimizing service delivery to the nation.

c)To exchange knowledge, ideas and experience amongst members, affiliated organizations and any other individuals, on the role of the secretarial profession and the well-being of the members through;

  • Publishing and distribution of newsletters and journals.
  • Organization and conducting conferences, workshops, seminars and trainings on issues relating to the profession.

d)To represent the secretarial professionals nationally and internationally by;

  • Advising the government on matters of policy,

legal considerations, code of conduct and professionalism affecting the secretarial profession.

  • Promoting better communication and closer links between the secretarial professionals and other management functions.
  • To perform any other functions in the furtherance and promotion of the objectives of the Association.

Finances

The association majorly draws its finances from the membership monthly subscriptions.  It has an operational account with the Cooperative Bank of Kenya.

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