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Vicky Lotede Ngakimak is the first chairperson of level up CBO, the young leader for KENYA GIRL GUIDES, Turkana, Turkana county college and university students treasurer, Turkana county medical students treasurer, Founding CEO for SHE AMBASSADOR A community enthusiast and a civic educator and an interested party in matters of youth and governance and above all is a nurse.
The 22 years old has volunteered with the Sambut health center in Uasin Gishu for 4 Months, St John ambulance for skills training on emergency respondence, volunteer teacher at Kapernaum Primary School. The equity bank as a volunteer and secretary for ELIMU Scholarship.
Vicky is the CEO for ELeV a fashion designs and tailoring start up That has 6 employees among them being refugees and youths. She does a lot of mentorship ,community work and training on leadership and civic education to help change the perspective of the electorates and inform of the basic knowledge of the constitution their rights and responsibilities.
Miss Lambisia aka Kreative Val is a veteran crochet artist, founder and CEO of Crochet Hub Africa. Her company has its premises in Mbita, Homabay County but delivers nationwide using an aggressive online platform. Despite hailing from a rural set-up, she has shaken the uptown fashion and design industry with unique, versatile crochet pieces. Her crochet designs are self-taught and have won the admiration of many all over the world. She has a degree in Education and is a teacher of English at Mbita National School. She is pursuing her Masters in Linguistics at Kenyatta University. She is passionate about sports, has coached Maseno School football team to the Regional level. At high school, she played soccer girls to the East and Central Africa games.
She is a finalist in KCB Lions’ Den Season 3, 2018 and has won the Second Prize in the 2019 Global Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Projects category. She is also a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumna, cohort 37/38. She is also a 2020 Tony Elumelu Foundation alumna. In 2021 she won a grant in the MbeleNaBiz business plan competition, a youth initiative of the Government of Kenya under Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project, KYEOP, in conjunction with World Bank. Furthermore, she is the 2021 Fashionpreneur of the year Founder of the Year Awards in Africa, FOYA. In the same year 2021, she was crowned Top35 Under 35 in Kenya in the Manufacturing Category. Thriving on the concept of innovation through recycling, Lambisia Valary, founder Crochet Hub Africa, is the perfect example of how the modern woman should think – on her feet.
Florence Ndinda Sila is a dynamic, resourceful, self- driven and highly skilled accounting professional with over 12 years progressive experience in public finance management, financial reporting, policy formulation, budgeting, risk management, auditing, leadership in both public and private institutions of higher learning. She is an advocate of governance and accountability.
She is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and currently works as the Chief Internal Auditor, Turkana University College. She is a member of ICPAK and serves as the ICPAK, Turkana County Representative of North Rift Executive Committee where she takes a key role in mentorship programs for students and young upcoming accountants through TAPEF(The Trainee Accountants Practical Experience Framework), participation and coordination of CSR activities , mobilizing of members for training and capacity building in areas of need. She is a brand ambassador for KASNEB in Turkana County.
Florence is a member of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK), the Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIA-K) and ISACA Kenya chapter. She has attended numerous professional trainings on leadership and governance. She is passionate about financial literacy and volunteers to educate women on personal financial management.
She is a Certified Professional Mediator, where she takes lead in resolving conflicts in her community as well as her place of work. She is a director of K Prestige, a transport and logistics Company.
Florence is currently pursuing her PhD in Business Administration- Finance option from Maseno University.
‘You become what you believe’ Florence believes that Kenya is ready for a female president and she is equal to the task.
Lydia is a Mandela Washington Fellow 2014, President Obama’s Young African Leader’s Initiative (YALI) which was launched to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
She is a passionate leader working with government institutions, development partners and private entities to harness youth and women energy, talent and potential towards positive direction through training, building linkages, coaching and community building activities.
In 2013/14, she was the President of Kakamega County Youth Bunge Forum which brings together over 30,000 youth from over 1,000 villages in Kakamega County. During her term, she was the only female President in the NYBA network that covers 23,000 villages across 33 counties in Kenya.
She was the lead trainer and manager for Vijana Reloaded Traineeship which offers training and mentorship on Entrepreneurship, ICT and social skills targeting Kenyan rural youths. Lydia is a certified trainer of entrepreneurs by International Labor Organization. She has offered trainings and volunteered with Junior Achievement, one of the founders of Youth Entrepreneurship SACCO (YESCO) and Youth Bunge Sacco.
She has worked with several other organizations in providing business development services including Capital Strategies Kenya, LakeHub, Kenya Youth Employment Opportunity Project (KYEOP) Financial Management in International Banks and as a judge for Youth Top35Under35, Vijana Reloaded, YALI and MbeleNaBiz by KPMG.
Lydia was a facilitator and trainer at the Regional Leadership Center for East Africa, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), training and mentoring young men and women from 14 East and Central African countries in Design Driven Entrepreneurship, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and leadership communication among others.
She is an Executive member of the Amani National Congress Kakamega Branch.
Lydia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Studies from Kenyatta University and currently pursuing MBA Entrepreneurship.
Mvera Kazungu hails from Kilifi County, She’s a journalist by profession and currently the Co-Founder and Chairperson of Fimbo Youth Initiative a Community Based Organization founded in 2015 that advocates for social justice for girls, women and youths living in poverty and inclusion. She’s also the Kilifi Activista movement chairperson a youth movement of about 50 youth affiliated groups that is being supported by Action Aid Kenya and globally.
Mvera is very passionate about gender equality and ending violence against girls and women. She has been championing for the rights of girls aged 12-17 years who are survivors of defilement and other forms of sexual violence . Mvera has also been raising the voices of women in the community where women are given the platform to participate in decision making processes in different aspects of development. She has also been part of the of the task force that has contributed to the following County Act and Policies ,Civic Education and Public Participation Act 2020,GBV and Gender and development and Youth Development policies.
Mvera’s passion for the rights of girls and women got her selected for the Mandela Washington fellowship under the Young African Leaders Initiative where she pursued Civic Leadership at Indiana University in the United States of America.
Mvera has been awarded a number of awards such as the Peace and cultural Ambassador award by the Malindi District Cultural Association under the Great Giriama Heroine Mekatilili wa Menza (2018), Woman of the Year award by Coast Woman Magazine (2019) Community gender champions by the county government of Kilifi(2021) Promotion of Equality and inclusion of special groups Award by National Gender and Equality Commission of Kenya (2021)amongst others.
Mvera believes in a free fair and just society where girls and women thrive.
Cynthia Nyongesa is a Lawyer with a passion for children’s rights, media law, and intellectual property rights. She has worked with UNICEF Kenya as a Youth Advocate in communication, advocacy, and partnerships where she led in advocating for the children’s rights and collaborating with the government of Kenya in reforming key laws and policies for children such as the Children’s Bill.
Through her digital platform Cynthia Untamed, she developed a keen sense of communication and advocacy in amplifying the stories of young change-makers in Africa. Further, she uses professional speaking engagements to express national and international issues. As a global moderator, she breaks down complex topics in law, governance, education, and other national and international affairs.
In addition, she is the Generation Unlimited Youth Ambassador for Kenya where she advises the global secretariat on its governance and advocacy structure on youth issues. She has had a vital role in coordinating the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge in Kenya. She also serves on the Generation Unlimited Kenya steering committee. Cynthia champions for the right to education through the Global Partnership for Education where she has worked directly with the government of Kenya and the United Kingdom to raise USD 4 billion to enable the world’s most vulnerable children to go to school.
Cynthia has been ranked as one of the Top 35 under 35 youth in Kenya by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs and the United Nations Volunteer of the year by the United Nations and Ministry of Labour and Social Protection. She is also a fellow of the International Monetary Fund.
Juliet Oduor is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Blossom Health Essentials, an enterprise in the cassava value chain that makes alternative flour for people who cannot consume wheat. Juliet is a mother, and her journey to establish Blossom Health Essentials was inspired by her children who had to stop consuming wheat for health reasons. She wanted her children to feel included in the Kenyan food culture and therefore set out to create blends that could make gluten-free chapati, mandazi, mahamri, and samosas.
Juliet has a background in Biomedical Research and Occupational Safety and Health. She is currently pursuing a mini-MBA with the Institute for Agribusiness Learning (IFAL-Business School of Netherlands). Through this expertise, she developed the first made in Kenya gluten-free baking flour blend and set up her manufacturing plant in Ugenya, Siaya County. Juliet works with local farmers, especially women, to empower them to generate income from cassava farming. She is passionate about food security and equality and believes that these are the key drivers in advancing the country’s growth and sustainable development.
She is a stand for a world that works, one in which every individual is free to be, free to act and be listened to, a world where every life matters. She has partnered with other organizations to offer personal development and empower participants to move beyond what they deemed possible, create a life they love, and fulfill what matters to them. Having grown up in Kitale surrounded by beautiful forests, Juliet deeply cares about the environment and has been involved in community tree-growing initiatives. Besides work, Juliet loves the outdoors, spending time with close friends and family, engaging in conversations, and reading.
Gumato Denge is an alumni of Laikipia university where she pursued an undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts in communications and media studies. She is a journalist by Profession working as breakfast show host and producer at a local radio station in Marsabit County every Monday to Friday discussing different issues of interest to the listener in both local dialect and Swahili giving them a chance to express themselves and air their issues and also learn what is going on in the country . She has gladly done that for the last 3 years and helped the community around to be soo much enlightened on matters politics, governance and accountability, with lots of success stories when it comes to public funds accountability and marsabit County residents rights to public participation.
Ashura Michael is a young and ambitious Deaf human rights, inclusion and public policy advocate in Kenya. Her deep commitment to social justice in the years of her work is admirable and has seen her recognized for it. She has served in leadership in various capacities including, formerly serving as the Speaker of the East African Youth Legislative Assembly. Ashura is the Founder and Director of Free a Girl’s World Network (FGW-N), an organization that aims to empower the girl child socially and economically. Additionally, she has worked for and with organizations of both national and international stature
Markedly, she was appointed as a member in the UNDP Youth Sounding Board and is currently working with international Disability Alliance ,Her expertise is multifaceted as she has worked with the Government of Kenya in various capacities. Notably, she is as an Advisory Board member at the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, the National Government Affirmative Fund, Nairobi County and has served as a Board of Director at the National Council of Persons with Disabilities. Further on, she has represented the country in several high level meetings including the United Nations General Assembly .Her work has not gone without recognition, she has won several humanitarian and leadership awards. In 2019, she was named the most Influential Young Kenyan under the Leadership and Governance category. In 2020, one of the top 15 Kenyan Women blazing trail of the corporate suite 2020 (Law and Policy) and the Dedicated Deaf Youth 2020 by the world Federation of the Deaf youth. In 2021 she was named one of the top 10 Kenya’s under 30 women shaping our future, Youth Hero 2021 and published by Friedrich Naumann foundation on the Female Forward Exemplary Service in promoting equality and inclusion of special interest group 2021 (NGEC)
Ms. Ashura has studied BA .Gender and development and currently doing her LLB at the same University of Nairobi. She is also certified by the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign with Civil Leadership and a Political, Agribusiness certificate from Michigan state University, Leadership and Governance certificate at Fredrich Ebert Stiftung.
Ms. Ashura is guided by the wise counsel of Mother Teresa that, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”
Muchunku Kawira is a Computer Scientist with an expertise in artificial intelligence and robotics. As a professional with a keen focus to bring more women in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) spaces, she founded a social enterprise called Dada STEM, whose main goal is to work towards bridging the gender equality gap in the STEM field. She created a network of women in STEM in Tharaka Nithi County in Kenya while organizing the very first Women in STEM Conference in the County.
She got to participate in the Cohort 3 for The Learnaholics Academy Africa among other young Africans from different parts of our Continent. During the program, she participated in the contest to search for the 2021/2022 Face of Women in Leadership, Africa, and she won in the contest. She’s a finalist for cohort 2 of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, an initiative by the U.S Embassy and Youth Empowerment Program Initiative.
She celebrates women every Wednesday, and in regard to this, she was recognized by WOMAN Africa who in April 2020 appointed her as their ambassador in Kenya. She is regularly involved in volunteer work in a non-profit organization she founded, Brighten A Soul Foundation. The organization polls resources towards provision of food, shelter and clothing to the less fortunate members of the community like street kids and the aged.
She is also a doctoral student in Computer Science while working as a lecturer at the university. Here, she mentors the university students while acting as an active role model.
She envisions a world where the number of women in leadership positions is proportionate to that of men, with women occupying leadership positions as much as men do. In addition to principles of equality, she believes that women are nurturers in nature. As a result, having more women in leadership positions will most likely improve our lives.
Nuru is an enthusiast, engineer and a champion of sustainable development with an BSc. and Msc. in water resources and environment engineering. She has acquired experience in designing, implementing and capacity building in water, environment, sanitation, land management and urban development programs.
She is focused on programs that will enhance a sustainable economy and improve food security. She is passionate about girl education is sciences and has participated in mentorship of girls in schools. She is also a life member of Rotary and Kenya Red cross organization where she participates in charity works.
Nassim Jahangir is a vivacious clinician working, an ardent life coach and health researcher. She works at the Ministry of Health- Kenya as a Sub County HIV/AIDS and Sexual Transmitted Infections (STI) Program Coordinator (SCASCO) in Kilifi South subcounty. Nassim has specialized in HIV/AIDS care and treatment priding over ten years of practice. Miss Nassim is the current chairperson HIV/AIDS technical working group for the Jumuiya ya kaunti za pwani encompassing of a pool of first-rate experts in various medical turfs aimed at improving the 95-95-95 UNAIDS goals through conferring patients with complex issues around HIV.
Miss Nassim’s professional foundation started from the Kenya Medical Training College where she holds a diploma in Medicine and Clinical surgery. She is also a Mandela Washington Fellowship alumna where she pursued civic leadership at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Nassim has contributed in various research work with the Kenya Medical Researched Institute and here research papers and abstracts have featured in global scientific forums.
Her prowess stretched beyond her medical background to humanitarian wits. Mrs. Nassim is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Connect-To-Retain, a Community Based Organization based in Kenya’s Coastal Region that obliges young people and women with its vision forecast on “A just, healthy and prosperous society” by providing innovative and sustainable health, education and entrepreneurship programs.
Her benevolent efforts have indeed garnered her numerous national and international accolades, including TOP 35 Under 35 2020 in Kenya: Youth in Leaderships, Health Projects/Services, Mwape peer awards 2020, Public Health service champion 2020 in New York, USA., and Founder of the Year Africa 2021: Social Founder of the Year. Recently, her organization was also crowned the SDG Gender and Equality Award 2022.
Miss Nassim designates herself as not only an astute team player but also a servant trailblazer with exceptional communiqué skills, optimistic attitude and a humble demeanor.
Valentine Mugun is a young Pan- African lady standing for transformation of African leadership via accountability and visionary leadership. This is evident in the leadership positions she has held. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree( Finance) from Multimedia University of Kenya. She believes she is a born leader and has been improving her skills through trainings. She was a president in high school and in campus served as the Vice President of Multimedia University of Kenya student council. She served excellently as a link between the students and school
In the community, she plays an active role through the Barrier Breakers. This is an organization that she spearhead in 2017 to inspire girls in her community to focus on education SDG 4 to bring about gender equality SDG 5.She has mentored more than 6000 girls in Kericho county. In 2020,she decided to focus more on getting teenage mothers back to school. Her initiative got their first funding from Jumuiya Women Fund in 2022.
Additional, she is a Pan Africanist and hence serves as the Media liaison officer of the Young African Women Congress. She represented Kenya in Accra Ghana in 2019 during the annual congress and has been very instrumental in organizing Kenyan projects. As a patriot, she was the Kenya Ni Mimi Kericho county ambassador in 2021/22.
Valentine currently works with Youth Fund to train youth in economic empowerment. Her greatest challenge as a leader was when she vied as the president of the Multimedia University Student Council. As the first lady to ever vie for the top coveted seat in the institution, she received so much criticism. She was the first runners up and in the next election year, a lady won as president with 5 out of 8 executive leaders ladies. She takes pride in leading
Her favourite book is From Third World to First, The Making of Singapore.
Annabel Njoki is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 3 years standing. Her experience spans, inter alia, matters Employment Law, Electoral Law, Regulatory Compliance as well as Office Management and Administration; acquired while working for law firms, the Judicial Service Commission and the Judiciary. She is a member of the Internal Dispute Resolution Committee of The Service Party of Kenya where she sits in her capacity as a legal professional.
Her leadership journey started at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa where she served as Vice President Alumni Relations and Vice President Business Development at the institution’s AIESEC Chapter. She thereafter served in the University’s Student’s Organisation as Chairperson of the Clubs, Movements and Associations Committee.
She is a proponent of giving back to and uplifting the community and has over the years initiated several projects, notable among them; the facelift of Gichiche Primary School in Runyenjes Constituency (Embu County) in 2014 and a food drive targeting vulnerable families within Kabete constituency (Kiambu County) at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
She has a deep interest in the democracy and governance space and has nurtured this interest by actively participating in the electoral affairs of the Law Society of Kenya as a researcher and campaign manager for various candidates. She has recently taken up a content creator role on LinkedIn focusing on politics and the law, Women empowerment, Youth empowerment and Compliance Monitoring. She aspires to have a stellar career in Public Policy and Administration.
Jeth Maina is a seasoned multidimensional transformational leader and a consultant specializing in finance, strategy formulation, quality management systems and risk management and controls. Inspirational and industrious professional with an in-depth wealth of experience in managing functions such as internal audit, risk management, operations, tax, financial management, and quality management systems.
She has over 15 years of experience having worked at different organizations and currently work as a Managing Partner/ Manager Advisory and financial coach at Jeth Consulting. She has gained experience in improving and facilitating an organization’s ambitious growth plans from inception to successful completion while executing sound strategic decisions and transforming people’s financial goals on wealth accumulation for financial freedom.
Jeth holds Board positions in a microfinance, Sacco, secondary and member of Technical Committee at KEBS. Adept at developing and implementing operational controls and processes in addition to business improvements, hitting targets, and improving stakeholder relations, with exemplary planning and implementation capabilities. Aims to add value through designing, directing, and managing the company-wide process of management, learning, and development, all of which facilitate organizational effectiveness and growth.
Jama is a Lead Business coach in Africa – training over 7 countries through Holby Training Solution. She is a Lawyer by Profession with Tax & Investment Background. A lead consultant in Denmark on Grant & proposals. Trained
over 2500 people and establishing innovative hubs. A Legal Coach for entrepreneurs in Queens University Canada.
A Commercial Law lecturer at KESRA. She is passionate about economic empowerment through skills for youth and marginalized community. She was selected as youth Presidential Awardee and was also selected as speaker and stakeholder in presidential strategy unit. (Advising on catalyzing job creation in Kenya). Featured on World trade organization public forum as a resilient young entrepreneur in Africa post-Covid Era. An Author of 4 books for entrepreneurs , recognized for advocating quality & long term education with sustainability programs.
Linda Kageha Mugatsia is a Kenyan citizen and a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Business management and Information Technology from Kabarak University, currently pursuing her Masters in Strategic Management at Kenyatta University.
She is the County Executive Officer of The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nakuru Chapter a NON-PROFIT autonomous, private sector institution and membership-based organization that protects, promotes and develops the interests of the business community, to ensure they operate within a conducive environment and they remain competitive. She has proven skills in Management, Lobbying and Advocacy, Mediation, Leadership and Governance that enable her handle challenging and demanding tasks.
Linda is currently serving as a Board of Trustee at the Nakuru Endelevu Trust Initiative (NETI) a local development organization that fosters community owned, community led and community managed development. Linda represents the Private sector in the County Agricultural Sector Steering Committee (CASSCOM) Nakuru, a coordinating organ for the agricultural sector with an aim to improve service delivery to the target groups and for the value chain actors to benefit from their own efforts as a committee member. At the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Central Rift region, she is a show organizing committee member.
Linda is a Young Women Mediation Ambassador Kenya having been on the forefront championing matters of peace and currently a member of the Nakuru County Action Plan Secretariat heading the Economic pillar in Prevention of Counter Violence Extremism (PCVE).
Veronica Bosibori is a journalist, who delights in promoting farmers in the media. In addition she’s a passionate farmer who believes food security is achievable, if only smallholder farmers were adequately supported by the county governments.
Purity Karimi Marangu is a Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in areas of Youth and Gender Development . She is also an advocate for Gender Equality and education.
She has vast experience in designing and implementing public policies . She is also a trainer on Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Project Management. She has trained at Kenya School of Government for several courses including Senior Management Course, Public Policy , Project Management and Strategic Leadership Development Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Maseno University and Master in Business Administration from University of Nairobi.
Through her organization called Eagles Empowerment Network, she has empowered many youth, women and Persons with Disability in areas of Sexual Reproductive health, menstrual health management and entrepreneurship.
Ruguru is a medical doctor, currently a General Practitioner. She runs a parenting and child health blog called Exciting Parenting, www.excitingparenting.com. On her platform, she discusses matters of child health and parenting, targeting young parents. This is to make their parenting journey easier, with information on how to take care of their children from a medical perspective. She prides herself to being an expert as she has done vast research in the field. She has also learnt a lot concerning parenting as she is the first born among six children, a role that she says has enabled her to “learn on the job”. Through the impact of her work, on June 3rd 2022, she was named a Forbes Achiever, Forbes Africa 30 Under 30, as one of the two females in health in in the list. More to that, she prides herself as having received the Top 35 Under 35 Award in August 2020 during the International Youth Day. This Award was accorded for her impact in the community, by the United Nations, Ministry of ICT and Youth Affairs and Youth Agenda.
Currently she is in the MS President contest representing Kiambu County.
She is also heavily interested in policy making in health, as evidenced by her great investment in research. She has worked for the Annals of African Surgery, the publishing body of The Surgical Society of Kenya as an editorial intern. Currently she handles a special publication in the journal, Beyond Surgery, to look into the lives of doctors and see what policies can be addressed into improving their lives. Her aspirations are to have a medical system that champions equality and responsiveness when it comes to health delivery in Kenya and the world at large.
Lilian Anyango Gor is an Entrepreneur, education champion and consultant specializing in entrepreneurship and start-up management. She has vast experience in micro and small business management and growth strategies. She acquired this by working in compliance and relationship management in leading multinational banks-Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank in Kenya.
She is a founder member of Elimu Ndio Ngao Education Initiative that promotes better appreciation of education as a bridge to safer, more developed communities.
She sits in the National Executive Council of Kenya National Congress Party representing women affairs through her role of a National Deputy women League leader. Through this role, she has engaged with various non-governmental organizations like Centre for Multi Party Democracy, The OSLO Centre and Democracy Trust Fund. She has also interacted with electoral management bodies including, Office of Registrar of Political Parties and IEBC.
She is passionate about inclusive governance and environment conservation.
Agatha Mukami is a certified ECDE teacher and a human rights defender hailing from Eldoret town in Uasin Gishu. She is a visionary and believes in the philosophical underpinning that people are as worthy as they can dream. The mother of 5 and grandmother to 3 are the sole breadwinner of her family. She has vast experience in championing equality and advocating for the respect of human rights, having worked both individualistically and for NGOs with the same interests of Defending Human Rights defenders in the north rift region.
She is also a paralegal with a specialization in mediation services and the use of alternative dispute mechanisms. Mukami is part of the community opinion leaders and sits at Uasin Gishu county peace forum, including kipgaa sittings on ADRM. She has become a household name in her community through her youth mentorship outreach programs and participation in religious activities such as praise and worship and evangelism activities. Mukami is also a business lady running several businesses in her home area, most service-oriented.
She pioneered the introduction of Baby care centers in Eldoret and currently owns and runs one in Eldoret CBD opposite Khetias supermartket. Her uniqueness has elevated her to becoming an aspirant MCA on an independent ticket in the forthcoming general election at Huruma ward in Uasin Gishu. Agatha Mukami is currently an aspirant for the Ms Presidents season 2, by media Focus on Africa.
Milkah Righa is a Legislative Researcher and Policy Analyst, a gender specialist and consultant in matters gender, inclusive governance and youth leadership. She works as the Head of Research in the County Assembly of Taita Taveta. Milkah is a Commonwealth Scholar. She got a Scholarship in 2016 to study her Masters Degree from the University College London (UCL) on Gender, Education and International Development. She is a Talent for Governance Fellow having earned a Scholarship to undertake training at the Hague Academy for Local Governance, in the Netherlands, on Inclusive Governance and Public Participation.
Milkah has been a County Executive Committee Member (CECM) in charge of Trade, Tourism, Gender, Culture and Co-operatives at the County Government of Taita-Taveta in 2019. She’s the Founder and First Chairperson of the Taita Taveta Professional Women’s Association, an organization that brings together women in various professions that seeks to empower, enhance networking and offer mentorship to all women and girls in Taita Taveta County and beyond.
Milkah is also Founder and ED of Happy Children’s Initiative, a CBO based in Taita Taveta that champions for Children’s Rights through trainings, mentorship with a focus on improving literacy and numeracy among children through establishing a Community Library in her local village in the County. Through the CBO, she has championed reduction and eradication of FGM, Teen Pregnancies and other forms of child abuse as well as menstrual inequality and period poverty.
Milkah is passionate about participation of women and girls in governance and is an ardent believer in, and advocate of inclusivity of all minorities in the various areas where they are marginalized. She is optimistic about having societies that are balanced and have equity.
Mary Mutula is a strategic, passionate, and resilient leader, enthusiastic in advocating for meaningful engagement of children, youth, and women. Mary is a facilitator under the Peacebuilding Youth Leadership Innovation, Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program (PYLIEMgv) with the Strategic Initiatives, Executive Office of the President, Kenya.
She builds the capacity of youth and women leaders on conflict prevention, a resilient ecosystem of Peace champions and Community change drivers in pre and post electoral peace building, electoral justice to prevent and mitigate election violence, and contribute to a peaceful political transition. She is the Executive Director of Youth for Sustainable Development, Machakos Chapter, a youth-led organization whose aim is to empower youth socially, politically, and economically. Her role in championing for adolescents and youth access to SRHR information, got her nominated as a youth representative in the Machakos County Technical working group on ending Teenage pregnancies.
Mary also led a team of youth and other stakeholders in developing a Youth Participation Model, which led to the drafting of the Machakos Public participation policy. She is a board member in the Machakos County Budget and Economic Forum (CBEF), that facilitates public participation in the budget process at the County level.
She is also a Director at Adira Bigas Social Enterprise that promotes sustainable and resilient livelihoods for young mothers who experience multiple vulnerabilities in the society through promoting linkages to employment and green business opportunities.
She has received an award as a social accountability champion from Voluntary Service Overseas Kenya (VSO) funded by UKAID, due to her efforts in advocating for accountability in government processes. Mary is a graduate in Early Childhood Education from Machakos University, with professional certification in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Kenya Institute of Management, and training in Civic education from the Kenya School of Government.
Patricia is a recent graduate from Multimedia university of Kenya(2021) with a Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, First Class Honors. She makes up part of the smallest fraction of young women with disabilities to have graduated with first class honors in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She is an alumni of the EmployAble program by future makers in 2021. She is passionate about leadership where; she is currently the Vice Chair of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Youth Advisory Panel. She is the Kenya country representative of the Global youth consortium that brings collective youth efforts in ending FGM. She is an advocate of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of young people and persons with disabilities where she is an ambassador in different orgnizations such as Y+ tausi taskforce and Inua Dada foundation.
She is an ambassador of POLICARE Kenya, an initiative by the national police service of Kenya to act independently on matters of SGBV. She is a former Brand Ambassador of Riziki Source, an organization that facilitates employment for persons with disabilities. She is also the former campus director of Hult Prize Multimedia University of Kenya 2020/2021, the former secretary for Special needs, social welfare, Health & Environment in Multimedia University, students’ union. Patricia is an environmentalist and a peer mental health advocate. She supports humanitarian activities and is a passionate volunteer. Patricia is also an athlete; She plays in the Kenyan National Wheelchair Tennis Team.
Maurine Wanjira is the Ms President Season 2 contestant from Kajiado County. Born ,raised and schooled in Kajiado county. She attended her education at Kenya Methodist University (KEMU) and Jomo Kenyatta University (JKUAT) respectively.
She has attended and facilitated a number of skills enhancement, leadership & professional courses. She has served in the higher education sector as a lecturer of Medical Laboratory science in both private and public. She has worked in the medical field as a Medical Laboratory Officer and the KMLTTB auditor. She has also held managerial position at the college. She is an upcoming researcher and publisher in her field of interest and an ardent advocate of Neurodiversity.
She is the founder of Neurodiversity Africa, Blogger on Neurodiversity issues on Gabbyblogs .She has passion in improved livelihoods, sustainable development and governance that inspirers her to mainstream women in development and the acceptance of the Neurodiversity community.
She asserts that the Ms President Leadership Academy will present her with an opportunity to challenge existing stereotypes & gaps in women leadership in Kenya and globally.
“The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have.– Maurine
Pasqueline Njau is a lawyer by profession as well as an ardent advocate for maternal mental health. She is also the founder and Executive Director of Calmind Foundation, a not for profit organization she founded to promote mental well-being of pregnant women and new parents through education, support and advocacy.
Pasqueline is a Consultant/ Facilitator with the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association in a project funded by the UN Women aimed at enhancing women’s political participation in Kenya by equipping them with leadership, advocacy, communication and movement building skills.
She is also a Community Advisory Board Member in a four year study implementing and evaluating group interpersonal therapy for post-natal depression in Lebanon and Kenya. The study is led by the University College of London and funded by the UK- National Institute for Health Research.
Pasqueline is a beneficiary of several leadership programs that have greatly equipped her for the leadership work she is doing. These programs include; Leadership for Gender Equality Program by the British Council, Young African Leaders Initiative East Africa (YALI) and the African Civic Engagement Program (ACEA) by the University of Georgia.
She has received various awards attributed to the work she does; The 2020 Zuri Award- Health Category, The 2020 Peace Award by the Harmony Institute, 2020 Mental Health Champion Nomination by the World Dignity Project and the 2021 Top 35 under 35 Youth of the Year Award.
Pasqueline Njau holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from Moi University with more than 8 years’ experience advocating for better health policies in the 11th and 12th Parliaments.
Gedhia Mamo Adan has previously worked with the County Government of Marsabit as the Chief Officer for Tourism, Culture and Social Services. She managed to set up structures for the newly devolved Government and successfully held a County cultural festival known as the Loyangalani cultural festival which opened up the region for both local and international Tourism. She was dedicated to nurturing talent through the annual Mr and Miss Tourism Marsabit.
Gedhia, a volunteer with Inua Dada foundation on gender and sexual violence issues has also worked with AHADI a USAID/UKAID program on devolution and civic education program. The mother of two, is an aspiring woman representative, Marsabit County. Her strong drive to vie for this seat is the lack of peace, the never ending ethnic conflicts that have left widows, widowers and orphans. Her other push factor is the desire to fill the gap of female role models in Northern Kenya, especially Marsabit County.
She is now fully focused on her campaign towards being a committed servant to the people of Marsabit come 9th august 2022, even as she gets more empowered through the prestigious Ms President leadership academy.
Gedhia holds a Master degree in Governance, Peace and Conflict Management from Africa Nazarene University.
Jean Esperance is an adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues enthusiast. She currently works with KEMRI as a project research assistant while concurrently pursuing her Master of Public Health. She has also worked in HIV care and Treatment as an adherence and retention officer in Kisumu County.
Being a social welfare enthusiast and community change advocate, Esperance identifies with many CBOs including WINAM care for adolescents that aims to achieve 90-90-90 WHO cascade to end new HIV infections and end stigma against adolescents living with HIV, the Great Daughters of Nyakach of which she is a friend where she supports wholesomely and ‘This Girl Can’ that she has joined in its outreach efforts to offer mentorship to high school students in Rarieda, Siaya County.
Esperance identifies with ROOFTOP Fc, a fruit of COVID-19 pandemic, where they use sport to advocate for mental as well as physical wellness of the community. She lives by the say “ In a world where you can be anything, Be kind!”
Ruth Chepkoskei Samoei holds a Master of education degree in Special Needs Education. She is currently undertaking PhD in the same area. Ruth is a passionate teacher and human rights activist championing for the inclusion of persons living with disability specifically the Deaf people in Uasin Gishu county. Through her lobby initiative of unmuting muted voices, over 50 totally deaf people have secured livelihoods.
She is the founder and CEO of Jewelpet company which solely employs totally deaf people. This initiative saw her win Zuri award 2022 in the category of public service. Her dedication and her endeavors to her course of creating a more inclusive society saw her use her teaching platform to teach sign language as an indigenous language to all children in regular classes in an effort to create a more inclusive school. This initiative saw her get nominated for The Most Dedicated Teacher Global award 2021 in the category of inclusive Education from over 13000 applicants drawn from 123 countries of the world she was ranked among the top 60 finalists globally and among the top 10 finalist from Sub Saharan Africa.
Ruth works with support groups for parents of children with special needs. Her passion to bring change in terms of breaking the bias and facilitating equality in society has seen her be among the privilleged few accorded the opportunity to join MS PRESIDENT academy where leaders who are women are empowered through training to prepare and position them for high profile leadership positions in society. A move in breaking of biases against women in society in Kenya.
She has vast experience in advocacy, capacity-building, research and project management acquired from academic research projects. She a researcher and has conducted research in the are of Deaf Education and Inclusion. She runs a youth capacity building programe through her Community Based Organization she founded with the aim of helping to reduce school dropout, reduce youth hopelessness, drug and substance abuse among the youth in her community. Ruth has experience in lobbying for children’s rights and has worked with Kenya children assembly in it’s inception .
She has on several occasions worked for Independent Electoral and Boundries Commission as elections presiding officer and support Electoral trainer, has worked as census supervisor for Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and as on many occasions supervise national examinations for Kenya National examination Council among other community services she does .
Hon. Nancy Okademi is a nominated Member of County Assembly (MCA) of Busia County assembly, Treasurer Young Wiper Democrat and Coordinator Kenya young Members of County Assembly. She is an enthusiast for youth and women empowerment and aspires to influence the status quo for an equal involvement of both youth and women in all processes of development and decision-making. She intends to use her appointments in the powerful committees such as the speaker’s panel to champion for youth and women issues within the assembly. Her long-term objective is for the society to realize the potential of youth and women in socio-economic and political development.
Hon Okademi is a Member and Treasurer Kenya red cross west Kenya regional and Busia branch respectively, Founder and CEO Okademi Foundation, Border Hikers Safaris, Miss and Mr Environment Busia county.
Okademi has saved as a Deputy majority whip ,Vice chair health and sanitation committee, member of culture, sport, youth, gender and social service, Agriculture, Water, Environment and Natural resources.
Hon Okademi is a multiple award winner; TOP 35 UNDER 35 Member of county assembly 2021-2022 by UN WOMEN,YOUTH AGENDA and Minister of ICT,INNOVATION AND YOUTH, a valedictorian of both the first and Master program of Leading young fellowship by international Christian center and KYPA.
Lucy Mwendwa, Ms president Meru county is a competent academician and Social Scientist with vast experience in leadership, advocacy,
Currently, Lucy is a teacher, under teacher service commission. The Dean of studies in the current station, that won the national award of the “Most Improved school” in the Great Places to school-under global peace foundations and Ms president Meru county in Ms president reality show. Sits as professional representative board member at YWCA, Director at YWAN(Youth+Women access network) and the Organizing secretary to Elites group.
Lucy Lilian M.Muturi is an agriculturalist working with the county government of Nyandarua ,currently deployed as an agribusiness officer in ndaragwa Sub county. She’s passionate about traveling ,meeting new people and networking on purpose, mainly in topics revolving around wealth creation and wellness industry where by she’s one of the impactprenuers at beyond survival campaign.
Lilian is also a certified Public Accountant (CPA K) but not practicing currently. In everything she does she advocates for working from a point of fulfilling Purpose. Her greatest Dream is to have her own reality TV show “The lucylilian’s network’s” where she can be able to share stories of millions of people to inspire others and show case the power of self belief, determination and Vision.
Vivian Chamcham is an alumni of the University of Nairobi where she pursued an undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts Economics and communications major. She is a passionate feminist committed to deconstructing the common misconception that feminism has to be acrimonious. She insists on the importance of focusing on the process towards achieving gender equality as much as we look forward to enjoying the results.
She has been an active participant in the women welfare in the university student leadership. She was the Vice chairperson of the Women Students Welfare association of the University of Nairobi a body that seeks to highlight the plight of female students at the university. She was also the communications and Public relations officer at the Kenya Universities Female Student Leaders Association- the overall national body.
Vivian has been active in community service where she is the co-founder of Elgon Daughters Foundation, a vision of enlightening the women of Mt. Elgon on the great opportunities that lie yonder. Through bringing to light issues of Domestic violence, teen marriages and menstrual hygiene, we seek to improve the lives of Elgon women by empowering them to pursue education and employment outside the small space they have envisioned life to be.
Vivian has been an active participant in the political field where she has been working for a parliamentary aspirant in the 2022 elections as a communications and imaging consultant. She also worked in the office of Mr. Christopher Khaemba a former gubernatorial aspirant and the Country director of Nova pioneer as the administrative assistant.
She is a Femi-futurist who believes that female empowerment will be achieved only by reforms and not by Rewards.
With over 8 years experience in youth leadership and women empowerment, Vivian is a Research Associate working in County Government of Kisii. She holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Policy and Administration from Kenyatta University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Education from Kabarak University .
She has represented Kenya Globally across Europe, Asia and Africa as a panelist and delegate to engage in policy discussions that would promote social inclusion for women and youth. She is Global Peace Ambassador and Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Founded by President Barack Obama.
She is the Co-founder of the Scars to Stars Initiative, a CBO that conducts civic education on social injustices, gender based violence and Female Genital Mutilation. She collaborates with Civil Society Organizations, Government of Kenya and the community to educate citizens on the vices.
She extends the same conversations to the VivTalks Show which she hosts on YouTube. She runs mentorship programs in secondary schools and TVETs where she conducts workshops to hold round-table conversations on career development, drug and substance abuse and sex education. In 2021, Vivian was honored by the President of Kenya, Hon.
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta with a Head of State Commendation (HSC) Award to acknowledge her exemplary community works.
Frances Mutahi is a vibrant advocate for women in STEM. She has acquired experience in the ICT industry while working as a Tech lead for Mkulima young, an agriculture and technology non-profit organization. She has also worked at the Kenya Revenue authority ICT department and as a junior software developer.
She is an AWS Certified Cloud solutions architect -Associate, Huawei certified Datacom Engineer, AWS Cloud practitioner and a graduate in Bsc. Information Technology from Dedan Kimathi University of Technology. Frances is also invested in politics and governance and has been in the Young African leader’s initiative (YALI) cohort 37 under the public management track. She is also representing Nyeri County at the Ms President Season 2 academy.
Monicah Jepkosgei is an experience project management professional with 10 years’ experience in implementing and managing community advocacy programs focusing on human rights and social justice advocacy, peacebuilding and conflict transformation with special focus on proactive peacebuilding practices. She has an extensive experience as a content developer for programs in her area of expertise as well as competent workshop planner and facilitator.
As a champion for democracy and good governance her work has always focused on civic education and engagement and working with local Community Based Organizations to enhance informed citizenry and effective service delivery from both National and County Government. Monicah is also a certified monitoring and evaluation expert and has skills in project development, funding and budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
Monicah is also a trained and practicing mediator where she has demonstrated her skills in addressing conflicts in her community as well as in institutions in Nandi.
Monicah holds a MA Degree from the University of Nairobi in project planning and management, Bachelor’s Degree in Disaster Management and International Diplomacy from Masinde Muliro University. Currently, Monicah works for Africa Center for Nonviolence and Sustainable Impact as a program Manager and position she has rose from being a field officer. She has also worked with KNCHR as a researcher, Nairobi Peace Initiative in evaluating peace project in Uasingishu, Alternative to Violence Trust-Kenya in implementing Turning the Tide program in Burundi, Sits at the committee of East Africa Turning the Tide Network that has Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi as members.
Madina Yunis Mahat is an educator, a writer and an award winning humanitarian with a flair for development. She is the founder and current director of Community Action Organization, a non-profit organization in Garissa, Kenya. She is very passionate about promoting quality education, achieving girls’ enrollment in schools and fighting against inequality. Her commitment to transforming lives won her the Diana award which is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action. She also served as a judge at the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.
Madina also received the Fulbright award where she served as a cultural ambassador of Kenya to the United States. She also taught at the University of Georgia. She is also an alumnus of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) program. Madina also represented Kenya at the Ubuntu United Nations conference. Her principles are founded on the belief that everyone deserves an equal opportunity regardless of gender, religion and race. She is convinced that proper education encompasses every other thing needed to make the world better because it will bring about enlightenment, empowerment and progress.
Angel Mbuthia is a Kenyan born youth leader who serves as a Director in the Kenya National Youth Council Board. She was recently elected to serve as a Chairperson in the first ever COMESA Youth Advisory Panel (COMYAP). She is also the Secretary for Gender and International Relations in the All Africa Students Union headquartered in Accra, Ghana. Due to her active roles in education and youth advocacy she was nominated to serve as a Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Youth Ambassador to champion the ‘Raise your hand campaign’ to finance education led by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta and U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
During her campus years she served as Vice-President of the Students Organisation of Nairobi University(SONU). Academically, she is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and she also has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Political Science awarded to her by the University of Nairobi in December 2018 where she is currently pursuing her Masters in Research and Public Policy. She has been on various platforms locally and globally advocating for equitable, accessible and affordable education for all.
Bina Maseno is the Founder and Executive Director of Badili Africa. She’s a communications specialist, former journalist at K24 Television and political aspirant during the 2013 elections. The challenges of her experience running for political office as a 23 year-old woman inspired the founding of Badili Africa. As a mentor, speaker & moderator, she has been invited to & led global discussions across initiatives like the Obama Africa Leaders Program, the Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeepers event in New York, USA as a Speaker on the “Power of Women Movements” in a session moderated by Melinda Gates, the African Union regional meetings as a moderator and speaker and the most recent ones by the United Nations Population Fund Africa in Gambia on Governance & Accountability and Women in Dev on Gender and Leadership.
Badili Africa merges beauty with civic dialogues for political awareness and involvement with governance and democratic processes in Africa. Badili nurtures and strengthens the leadership capacities of women and girls in the informal settlements and learning institutions by encouraging and cultivating spaces that enable grassroots women and girls to organize as leaders to influence local development plans, policies and programs in ways that prioritizes the needs of girls and women and those of their communities.
Bina continues to use her voice to encourage and champion women’s participation in politics, leadership and governance as well as actively participate in the broader discourse of governance as active citizens. She envisions a Kenya where the citizens are educated in the tools of civic power, their rights, responsible citizenry and are problem solving contributors. Bina is a facilitator and speaker on matters leadership, governance and gender equality.
Aisha Hussein is the founder and the CEO of Every Girls Dream, a local NGO, where she provides leadership and direction on long-term, medium term and day-to-day management. Through Every Girls Dream, Aisha managed to transverse Isiolo County and the Country at large encouraging communities to shun FGM practices and other harmful cultural practices, which has tremendously contributed to the realization of H.E President Kenyatta’s roadmap to accelerate national efforts to end Gender-Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation.
Her visionary leadership and perspective has earned her opportunities to be elected by 22 young people across hotspot counties practicing FGM, as the National Vice Secretary for the National youth Anti-FGM network. Due to her national and regional contribution towards community-specific transformative value-based leadership programs, which has been appreciated within and outside, she was appointed Isiolo County Kenya Ni Mimi ambassador, campaign spearheaded by the Ministry of ICT, Innovation & Youth Affairs, which is meant to promote the One Kenya Agenda and empower the youths to occupy leadership spaces, be part of the economic development of the nation and be weary and active when it comes to climate change & environmental conservation.
She was recently appointed to spearhead the establishment of Gender department at Isiolo Youth Innovation Centre supported by UNDP and other partners where she has introduced various innovative approaches, strategies and platform for young-girls and women to share their experiences and issues. This has significantly reduced Gender-Based Violence and other harmful cultural practices to women, for those participating in the programs.
At the age of 27, Aisha has established herself as influencer, avid reader of blogs, award winning Anti-FGM activist. Due to her transformational and progressive agenda in a society, she was recognized and awarded by H.E the President during the Generation Equality launch in Kenya.
As part of her transformational legacy, her wish is to establish and sustain world free of Gender-Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and any other harmful retrogressive cultural practices.
Tabitha Ogutu is widely known as a Community Development Enthusiast and a Youth Leader.
She lobbies and advocates for partnerships aimed at economically empowering youth and women in Siaya County who are involved in Agribusiness and entrepreneurship. My great works in the community has received recognition from the CAS Anne Nyaga, Strathmore Business School which offered me a scholarship in partnership with Corteva Agriscience , County government of Siaya and local mainstream media as well as print media.
The World Hunger Project featured her story on their website on the international Youth Day 2021 for my championing effort in uplifting the life of her community and county. In February she was featured in the food for Africa Organization website.
Ogutu is a fourth year Student of Public Relations and Corporate Communication at Maseno University and the founder of an organization called The Platform Org that implements projects in Agriculture and Climate Change, Leadership and Governance and Gender.
Esha Mohammed Abdallah is a teacher by profession, a facilitator, mentor and a social worker by practice. She was recently recognized by the civil society organization and Mombasa county as one of the Human Rights defenders of the year 2022. She is a fellow of Kenya leadership and accountability and currently one of Kenya youth leaders whose visibility is being magnified by IRI through their different project for youth.
Esha is the founder of a youth led organization called Her Narrative that uses the power of story telling to advocate and create awareness on gender based violence, sexual reproductive health and rights and youth leadership and governance. She also serves the youth of Mombasa and Kenya in various capacities including as a Youth Advisory Group member at the Global Opportunity Youth Network, CS Education at Mombasa youth assembly, board member at the She leads global girls and young women board, director at the National Youth Council a state corporation domiciled in the ministry of ICT innovation and youth affairs as well as the the former youth chair at Kenya Red Cross Mombasa.
She is a graduate of Moi University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Education arts. Esha is a 25 years old youth leader who is passionate about youth empowerment and promoting gender equity.
Chepkemoi is a vibrant youth leader engaged on grass-root mobilization on issues pertaining to politics, governance, leadership and other developmental agendas in Narok County.
As a youth leader she has been actively involved in initiatives like ‘VIJANA ACTION’ whose motive is to enhance cultural, socio-economic agenda and promotion of active participation of the youth in leadership and governance within the county. The aspect also commits to build capacity for the youth through ‘SKIZA FORA’ where they interact and share ideas on issues affecting them and come up with best approaches to solve them. Since the youth have good business ideas, she has engaged the county leadership, area local leaders and various stakeholders to support them in financing their startups.
She has also been actively engaged with women on matters affecting their day to day lives, their families and cultural practices that have for a long time been overtaken by time.
Linda is a social entrepreneur having experience in politics, community work, resource mobilization, water industry and banking. She has acquired these having contested for Migosi MCA position in Kisumu County. She sits in the board of Women United For Our Future (WUFOF) and is a team leader in Water Bear Company.
Linda holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) from Maseno University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from University of Nairobi. She is also an IDEX fellow in social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. Linda is a Rotarian serving as the current President of Rotary club of Kisumu Mashariki.
Water Bears are considered the survival expert in most extreme environment among animals. They are therefore the toughest animals. On a personal level, Linda is akin to the Water Bear animal. Tenacity, honesty and innovation are her core values. She believes “you just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.”
Pauline Adhiambo Onguko is a Public Health Specialist, Consultant and Senior Nursing Officer finalizing her Masters degree and the outgoing Director in service delivery unit in the office of the Governor- County Government of Siaya.
She is the Current Chair to the 24 counties that have established Service delivery units in Kenya an equivalent to Presidential delivery units a fete she will hold until July 2022. She has over 20 years’ experience working with the Government and private sectors that has seen her represent this country locally and internationally. She represented Kenya in Ghana in the forum of Regional Prevention of Maternal mortality in 2002 and to this Siaya County cascaded to Smart Start Siaya a program run by the First Lady in the County as Patron and is a program recognized internationally.
She initiated the model known as an Integrated Quality Team(IQT) in 2012 while working for a Non-Governmental Organization, EGPAF which was attributed to data enhancement in the Private sector and represented it as an abstract in the first national quality improvement Conference in Tanzania in the same year.
In the Political field Pauline is a leader in different fronts and especially in the women docket where currently she takes charge of the women Caucus in Azimio Chapter. She vied for the seat of Member of County Assembly unsuccessfully this year 2022 but proposed in the Party Nomination List. She with others founded Young Turks Handshake Alliance(YOTHA ) that was to bring on board the Youths and women to vie for political seats. She is also a Co-Chair in a professional body in the County that drwas women professionals known as Siaya women Association(SIWOCA)
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