Mariamu El Maawy is the Principal Secretary Miistry of Land, Housing and Urban Development, prior she was the Principal Architect at Mariam Maawy Architects and Interior Designs.
Mariamu has previously been engaged in various public service including: - Africa Public Procurement Network, Privatization Commission of Kenya as a member. The Faza Fire Disaster Fund as a Chairman, Mombasa Polytechnic University Council - council member, Public Procurement Oversight Authority - Advisory Board Chairman, Steering Team on the upgrading of National Polytechnics as a member and Mombasa Old Town Conservation - Local Planning Commission.
She holds a B. Arch from the University of nairobi, M. Arch Urban Redevelopment, University of Kwa Zulu Natal Durban, Accounts ACCA Part 1 & 2. She is also holds professional qualifications and membership as a registered architect, Board of Registered of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS), Member of Architectural Association of Kenya.