Parliament of Tanzania


Clerk of the National Assembly

Mr. Stephen Kagaigai

Telephone: +255262322761-5, +255222112065-7


Fax: +255 (0) 26 2324218 Dodoma, +255 (0) 22 2112538 Dar es Salaam

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Mr. Stephen Kagaigai is the current Clerk of the National Assembly of Tanzania and Regional Secretary for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Africa.

Mr. Kagaigai began his career in the Attorney Generals Chamber as State Attorney. He rose through the ranks to become Principal State Attorney in charge of several Zones of the Attorney General Chamber.

He has been prosecuting several white-collar crimes involving bribery, drugs forgery also acted as state counsel for election petition and cases which government had been a respondent party. He has worked with the Capital Development Authority as Deputy Corporation Secretary and was appointed to serve as Company Secretary for CDA Subsidiary Companies.

Mr. Kagaigai has also worked in Presidents Office where he held numerous positions including being coordinator for Public Service Administration assisting Head of Public Service. He has served as Cabinet Undersecretary assisting the Chief Secretary in Policy formulations.

He has chaired numerous Secretariats for Public Committees appointed by past Presidents and Chief Secretaries. He has also served as Acting Cabinet Clerk for which he was custodian of Cabinet records.

Mr. Kagaigai was instrumental in the creation and running of the Constitutional reform process, which culminated, to being awarded a Presidential Award for his outstanding service in the Constituent Assembly.

He has attended numerous training within and outside the country (United Kingdom, China, South Africa etc.) in several leadership courses involving Change Management, Strategic Management, Public Administration to name a few.

Mr. Kagaigai is currently the Regional Secretary for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in the Africa Region in charge of overall Secretariat services for 18 Parliaments and 45 Legislatures in the continent.

He holds a degree in Law (LLB (Hons)) and Masters of Law Constitutional Studies. (LLM in Constitutional Studies). He is an Advocate of High Court and Subordinate Courts thereto.

A seasoned civil servant with over 25 years of experience, he passed over the calling to become Clergy in favour of public service. He is married with four children.

He enjoys reading and football.

Hon. Job Y. Ndugai

Speaker of the National Assembly

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Mr. Stephen Kagaigai

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