Farida Karoney, whose full name is Farida Karoney Chepchumba, was the former Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for land.
She was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Land and Physical Planning by former President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta on 26th January 2018 and served until 2022.
Before her CS position, she was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Royal Media Services (RMS), which includes television and radio stations.
And before serving as a RMS’ COO, she served as the Group Editorial Director at RMS. She helped many grow in their career and created job opportunities.
At KTN, she served as the Assistant Director for Broadcasting.
In 2018, Farida took over as the Minister of Land, where she worked excellently, and many people have their title deeds under her incumbency.
Profile Summary of Farida Karoney Chepchumba
- Full Name: Farida Karoney Chepchumba
- Born: Tanzania
- Age: 54 Years old
- Nationality: Kenyan
- Education: Kenyatta University (Bachelor of Science Education); The University of Nairobi (Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy)
- Occupation: Former Land Cabinet Secretary
- Net worth: kshs. 300 million
- Height: N/A
- Parents: The late Edward Kiprotich Karoney
Farida Karoney Birth Place and Age
Farida Karoney was born in 1969 and is 54 years old as of 2023.
She was born in Tanzania but was raised in Kenya in Nandi County, a Kalenjin Community in Kenya.
Farida Karoney Husband and Family
Despite being a public figure, Farida lives a low-key life and does not disclose information about her husband and kids. She keeps her family life from the public eye.
Farida is the daughter of the late Edward Kiprotich Karoney, who died at age 74 from an accident after being hit by a motorcycle (Bodaboda) while crossing the busy Kapsabet Road on October 2020.
In October 2021, she lost her elder sister Nancy Cheptoo to cancer at 54.
Farida Karoney Education Background
Farida attended Kenyatta University from 1989 until 1992.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science Education Degree in Zoology and Botany.
She also attended the University of Nairobi (UoN) and got a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication in 1996 after one year of study.
She then enrolled in an MBA course at UoN in 2005 and graduated with a Master of Business Administration, specializing in strategy, in 2008.
She gained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university where she specialized in Strategic Management.
Farida Karoney Career
Farida started her career in Mombasa at Khamis High School as a biology teacher in 1993, which did not last long before she got a job in 1994 at a TV station in Kenya (KTN), where she worked as a freelancer correspondent and later as a features editor.
She left KTN, joined Nation Media Group in December 2000, and worked as an Editor in January 2001.
In 2004, she became an Associate Editor, where she left and joined Standard Media Group as the Managing Director (MD).
She worked for two years, after which she joined Aljazeera English Language network and Radio France International, working as a producer and freelance contributor, respectively.
In 2007, she returned to Standard Media Group and worked as the Head Editorial. At KTN, she worked as the Assistant Director for Broadcasting.
From 2009 to mid-2014, Farida worked as the Group Editorial Director at Royal Media Services.
She was promoted to (COO) Chief Operating Officer from August 2014 until January 2018.
She assumed office as the Cabinet Secretary of Land. This position ended last year after the General Elections.
Farida Karoney as a Cabinet Secretary
As a Cabinet Secretary of Land and Physical Planning, she worked diligently to reform the land sector.
She introduced digitizing land records to curb land ownership disputes and reduce business costs.
The introduction of the National Lands Information Management System (NLIMS) helped tame land fraudsters working in cahoots with rogue officials at the land offices.
Until today, the government has started digitizing land transactions so that whatever land sellers and owners did manually by going to the registry, they now do it digitally.
Farida Karoney will be remembered for unveiling the digitization of land records, which she said will eliminate land grabbing, protect the rights and responsibilities of land owners and promote transparency and equity non-discrimination.
Farida Karoney Net Worth
Farida has heavily invested in real estate, shares, and agriculture and is among the wealthiest people in Kenya.
Farida has not spoken about her net worth, but it is estimated to be kshs. 300 million.