The Principal Secretary is the Accounting and Authorized Officer of the Ministry. Under the Principal Secretary is the civilian staff of the Ministry who performs a range of tasks in support of the Defence Forces in various directorates.
Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Ibrahim was the Principal Secretary for labour and also mining. While in mining he was in charge of policy formulation and implementation in the mining Sector in Kenya.
Dr. Ibrahim also previously served as the Principal Secretary for Commerce and Tourism where he was in charge of policy formulation and implementation in Trade and Tourism Sectors in Kenya.
During this period Dr. Ibrahim steered the Tourism Sector through a difficult period related to insecurity. He headed the Taskforce on Tourism Recovery Strategy, which is currently being implemented. In 2014, Dr. Ibrahim was awarded the African Leadership Award for Excellence in Promoting Tourism and Commerce and for his immense contribution to the Sectors.
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