Balala: Kenya's longest serving Tourism Minister"/>Born 1967 in Mombasa, Balala holds a degree in International Urban Management from University of Toronto, Canada. He also attended The Executive Program for Leaders in Development at Havard University.
Balala began his political journey at 30 years where he served from 1998 to 1999 as the youngest mayor of Mombasa City
He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Mvita In the 2002 General Election where he served one term.
In 2003 -2004, he was appointed Minister for Gender, Sports, Culture & Social Services. later he was appointed Minister for National Heritage & Culture from 2004 - 2005.
"Congratulations to President Dr. @WilliamsRuto on unveiling your New Cabinet Team. I am honoured to have served my country for the past 24 years, since being Mombasa Mayor, in 1998, to now serving as the Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife," he wrote on Twitter.
"I welcome the appointment of Hon. Peninah Malonza as the New Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage. You have my full support. God Bless Kenya."He wrote in his social media.
President Ruto has appointed Peninah Malonza as the New Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Wildlife, and Heritage, bringing an end to Balala's 12-year stint at the helm of the ministry.
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