President William Ruto recently nominated 51 candidates to serve in the position of Permanent Secretaries of various State departments. Out of the 51 nominees, only 12 are women.
Some of the women PS nominees include former Kakamega senator Cleopas Malala’s gubernatorial running mate Betty Inyangala and Dr. Josephine Mburu of the Ministry of Health.
In this article, WOK looks at the education background of these women nominees, citing where they schooled and their educational qualifications.
Teresiah Mbaika Malongwe
Malongwe has been nominated for the PS position at the Office of the deputy president – State department for Devolution.
After completing her primary and secondary school education, she was admitted to Kenyatta University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health, in 2011. She later pursued a Master of Science degree in Health Economics, obtained from the University of Nairobi, in 2014.
Later in 2016, she pursued a certificate in Comprehensive Introduction to Nuclear Power, at the Texas A&M University, in College Station, Texas, United States.
Veronicah Mueni Nduva
Mueni has been nominated to the Ministry of Public Service and Gender – State department for Gender and Affirmative Action.
Dr. Josephine Mburu
Dr. Josephine Mburu has been nominated to the Ministry of Health (state departments for health standards and professional management). She has a PhD in Public Health. She is currently the Head of the Microbiology unit (TB, PH bacteriology and Oncohology) at the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Beatrice Inyangala
Dr. Inyangala has been nominated to the Ministry of Education – State department for Higher Education and Research.
She is an accomplished educationist with a Bachelors Degree in Education, having specialized in Economics and Geography at the Moi University. She later pursued a Masters Degree in Education Planning and Economics from the same University. She then acquired her PhD from Athens University in Greece at the age of 33.
Rono has been nominated to the Office of the prime Cabinet Secretary – State department for Parliamentary Affairs.
She is currently a lecturer at Bomet University and the Maasai Mara University. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Education from Egerton University. She also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). She also pursued and obtained a PhD in Business Administration (finance) form JKUAT.
Esther Mathaara Muhoria
A few hours after she was sworn in as the Embu County Secretary, Esther Mathaara was been nominated to the Ministry of Education – State department for TVet.
Until her assumption of the county office, Mathaara was the Registrar of Academic Affairs at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Susan has been nominated as PS to the Ministry of Co-operatives and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
The young politician now PS nominee, has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Government and a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship Development, both from the University of Nairobi.
Roseline Njogu has been nominated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – State department for diaspora affairs. She has over fifteen years experience in gender and family law research and teaching, and Commercial Law practice.
She has a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters of Laws Degree from the Harvard Law School.
Sylvia Naseya Muhoro
Sylvia has been nominated to the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Tourism – State department for wildlife.
Betsy Muthoni Njagi
Muthoni Njagi has been nominated to the Ministry of Mining, Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs – State Department for blue economy and fisheries.
Esther has been nominated to the Office of the prime Cabinet secretary – State department for Performance and Delivery Management.
Caroline Nyawira Murage
Nyawira has been nominated to the Ministry of Interior – State department for Correctional Services.