Friday, March 8, 2019
Women in Kenya and beyond aspiring to join elective positions in the coming general election have been told to emulate Kitui Governor H.E Hon.
Charity Ngilu who has achieved a lot in leadership hierarchy continues to receive accolades from all over the world, over her exemplary leadership skills.
Ngilu is a long-serving Member of Parliament for Kitui Central (4 consecutive terms), She was appointed Cabinet Minister for Health, Water in President Mwai Kibaki’s government and later Cabinet Secretary for Lands by President Uhuru when he took over from his predecessor.
In 1997, she took many by surprise when she broke history to become the first Kenyan woman to contest for the presidency in Kenya. Ngilu vied for Kitui Senator seat in 2013, which she narrowly lost to Hon. David Musila.
In August 2017, she broke history again when she trounced Governor Dr. Julius Malombe and powerful kitui Senator David Musila in a hotly contested gubernatorial election to become the second Kitui Governor.
Ngilu, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, and Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru became the first 3 woman governors to be elected since Kenyans ushered in devolution.
As the world marks International Women’s Day today 8th March The Country celebrates Ngilu as a hero, A mother, A leader, A Democrat and a true champion for human rights who has propelled women leadership to great heights in Kenya and beyond.