Hon. Commissioner Samwel Kazungu Kambi holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of East Africa, Baraton and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Studies from the same University. He is currently pursing his PhD at Maseno University. He worked as a Manager at Post Bank from 1990 to 1992.
He started his political journey as a Member of Parliament for Kaloleni Constituency from 2007-2012. He served as an Assistant Minister for Medical Services from 2008 to 2013 under the Coalition Government.
In May 2013, Hon. Kazungu Kambi was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta as a Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Labor and Social Services, a position he held from 2013 to 2015. During his tenure he was instrumental in spearheading transition of staff from National to the 47 County governments.
While at the helm as a Cabinet Secretary for Labor and Social Services, Hon. Kambi oversaw NSSF increase its revenue from Ksh 400, 000 to Ksh. 1.2 billion by the time he was leaving.
He revived National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), and was instrumental in the establishment of the National Employment Authority vide an Act of Parliament which seeks to connect job seekers with employers.
He enhanced the growth of the National Cash Transfer Program, a support program for the elderly and the disabled from 1000 to over 7000 beneficiaries.
At the Child Welfare Association, he spearheaded establishment of the National Adoption Society and the National Emergency Response, Welfare and Rescue Organization for children through a legal notice No. 58 of 23/05/1955.
He has served as the Chairman of Coast Development Authority and also as a Director at the Betting Control and Licensing Board.
Hon. Samwel Kazungu Kambi is currently a Commissioner at the National Land Commission.
He is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Finance and Management at Baraton University.