Mrs. Jacinta M.A Kapiyo was born on 20th May, 1957 in North Rachuonyo, Homabay County.She attended Mawego Girls Primary School and then proceeded to St.Lucy’s Girls Raruowa before joining Asumbi Girls Secondary School for her A-level.She then joined the University of Nairobi where she pursued a Bachelor in Education and later a Master of Education (Education planning, Administration and Curriculum Development) at Kenyatta University.

She is currently studying for her PHD in Education Planning and Administration at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA).

Mrs.Kapiyo has attended various seminars and workshops both locally and internationally in Strategic Leadership and Change Management, Corporate Governance and Board Competency, KESI National Course in Financial Management, Project Management, Performance Management and Co-Authored Many Books in History and Government for Secondary schools in Kenya.

Mrs. Jacinta M.A Kapiyo possesses a wealth of administrative and leadership experience. This has been acquired from serving as the Director of University Education, Deputy Director of Education and Senior Assistant Director of Education (Ministry Of Education)

Prior to MOEST, Mrs.Kapiyo taught at Alliance Girls for so many years before becoming the Principal of Ulanda Girls’ Secondary School, Ahero Girls’ secondary school and Xaverian Secondary School.

At the community level, she has been a member of Ukweli Neighborhood Association, Wigot Kelele, Beverly Hills Women Group and Bakhita Small Christian Community, Guadalupe, Nairobi.

She has also served as Board of Management (BOM) at Nyamonye Girls Seconadary School and Bolo Girls’ Secondary School.

Currently, She is the Vice chair of the Kisumu County Public Service Board.