Evelyn Cheluget the Director General of Immigration services yesterday received a special recognition award in the 2023 Africa Public Sector Conference and Awards (APSCA).
In a colorful conference held at Nairobi and attended by different dignitaries from the African continent, Evelyn was applauded for being the first woman in Kenya to have occupied the position of Director General (DG) of Immigration.
She is a highly experienced public servant in the sector of civil service. She commands 28 years of experience in the management and administration of immigration matters hence Kenyans believe that the immigration docket is in the right hands.
On May 12, 2023, Evelyn was appointed acting DG of Immigration Services taking over from Alexander Muteshi.
Before her appointment, she served in the Department as the Immigration Attache at the Kenyan Mission in Washington DC.
In 2004 she became the first participant from the Directorate of Immigration and Citizen Services to attend a course on National Security and Strategy at the National Defense College.
She has been an insider at the Immigration and rose through the ranks to the current position.
The Immigration department under the Ministry of Interior is one of those that are regarded as sensitive and key in the security sector.
The department is implementing various technology-based reforms to enhance operations and efficiency in general.
All services there including passports, visas, work permits, and permanent residency applications are done online.
APSCA is best known for shedding light on the untold success stories, recognizing the anonymous public servants who drive the Government’s most significant accomplishments and work to protect safety and well-being.