Phyllis Kandie was born in Eldama Ravine, Baringo county 48 years ago.
In 1986, she joined St Mary’s University in Canada for her undergraduate where she graduated with an Economics degree.
She then proceeded to Middlesex University in the United Kingdom in 1991 and later Durham University for her MBA and further training.
She is married to Ambassador Julius Kandie and they have two children, Lawrence and Simon.
She is an investment banker and is currently the Investment Advisory Services director at Standard Investment Bank.
She has also served as a regulator within the Capital Markets, energy and agricultural sector.
Previously, she was a Business Advisory Consultant for the SME sector having consulted for the World Bank and European Union.
She has served in several Boards including the Kenya Revenue Authority.
Mrs Kandie is the nominee for Cabinet Secretary East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism.