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Opinion: Meet The Most Educated Female Senator From Ruto's Backyard

Uasin Gishu Senator Professor Margeret Kamar.

Uasin Gishu Senator Professor Margeret Kamar is the current deputy speaker in the Senate.

Despite coming from Uasin Gishu which is the home county of deputy president William Ruto, Professor Kamar has seemingly refused to board the hurstler jet that is porpular in the region.

This has seen her remain in good books with jubilee gorvenment hence never faced the axing that befell the likes of Kipchumba Murkomen, Professor Kithure Kindiki and Susan kihika.

Could it be because she is the only female Professor in the Senate hence the tendency of having her own independent mind?

Who is Margeret Kamar?

Kamar has a lot of firsts. She is the first Uasin Gishu female Senator, the first female deputy speaker and the only female Professor and hence the most educated female Senator in the history of the Senate.

She was born on 28 April 1959 in Keiyo Uasin Gishu and was first elected to represent the county in 2017 through jubilee alliance party led by Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto.

Academic background

She obtained a bachelor degree in agriculture, soil and water conservation. later on she obainted a Med soil science from McGill University in 1986 and a PhD in soil and water conservation from the faculty of forestry and water conservation of the university of Toronto.

Career and Professional background.

In 1988 she served as soil consultant at UNEP during the development of the desertification map.

In 1999 she became a professor in soil science at moi university where she also held various positions.

Other positions held include member of east Africa legislative assembly from 1999-2006 where she chaired the environment, natural resources agriculture and tourism committee.

She also led a delegation to the world summit and sustainable development to South Africa.

Professor Kamar has also served as the assistant minister environment and natural resources from 2010 to 2011 and Minister for higher education Science and technology from 2011 to 2013.


Professor is married to the late Nicholas Biwot who was a powerful minister in Moi gorvenment and together they were blessed with seven children.

Do you think that the Professor is safe by sticking with Uhuru even when her counterparts from the region are singing hurstler tunes?

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