At 33, I am the youngest member of the county executive committee (the highest decision making organ) in the county government of Busia – Kenya. This is a politically appointed position by the governor who heads the county government. I am in charge of Public Service and ICT. My mandates are policy formulation, general administration and management of delivery of services in the county. I am a transformative leader promoting women's leadership and open communication between the government and citizens by establishing communication platforms that enrich citizen participation. .
Prior to working in the county government I in various Non Governmental Organizations in Kenya and internationally. In World Renew I was a regional program manager in charge of th East and Southern region. Here I supported humanitarian work in various countries. In Action Aid I worked on a land rights project that saw me mobilize women and local communities to push for new land laws that strongly advocated for women's land rights. I have also worked for the International Committee of the Development of People as a technical advisor on Child Protection in a pilot project of UNICEF.
Although I have been on the forefront of pushing for women's rights for long, it is until I occupied my current position that I realized the kind of challenges that women undergo in political leadership. More than ever I am convicted to believe that no women is immune to the different forms of violence and that there has to be increased persistence to fight violence against women. I am determined to push for the inclusion of more women in leadership and to offer them support to execute their mandates within the government.
I am passionionate about writing.
My Vision for the Future
Create more spaces and opportunities for women to pursue leadership at the highest level possible in different sectors through empowering women to explore their full potential
My Topic Interests
- Economic Empowerment
- Gender-based Violence
- Human Rights
- Technology & Innovation
My Region Interests
- Sub-Saharan Africa