Being recognized at the national, continental or even the international level is a life achievement. Many people wait for such kind of moments for their entire life however this year three Kenyan ladies have managed to be recognized among top 100 most influential women in Africa.
In a report released by Avance Media this year, three of our very own ladies serving the nation at different capacities managed to raise our flags high at the continental level. Below is the list of Kenyan women who made it to the list;
1. Charity Ngilu
Charity Ngilu is the current Governor for the County of Kitui serving her first term. She is also among the few Kenyan women who are party principles and has also served the country in different categories ranging from being a MP and even the ministerial jobs. She made history as one of the 3 women governors who won their seats against all the societal odds.
2. CJ Martha Koome
Martha Koome is the current Chief Justice of Kenya. She came to office few months ago replacing the retired Chief Justice David Maraga. She has a record as a vibrant lawyer whose records can be traced back to early 90s when she was one of the key agitators for human rights during the Moi regime. She has also made history as the first Lady Chief Justice in Kenya.
3. Anne Waiguru
Anne Waiguru is the current Kirinyaga Governor who is currently serving her first term. She first came to limelight when she was faced with NYS saga however she would later be cleared of the accusations paving way for her political career. Currently Anne and Ngilu are the only elected women governors in Kenya. In 2017 Kenyans elected 3 lady governors however Governor Laboso would later succumb to illness leaving the 2 of them to soldier on.
Other notable influential African women who were also recognised in this list are the current Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie among others.
Congratulations to our women leaders who have made us really proud and may their good name inspire many of our upcoming women leaders.
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