Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru has revealed what was already happening to her when she was 28 years old, that would end up shaping her life.
Waiguru says that it is then that she began developing interest in public service, a dream she ended up achieving later in life.
She says that she was then working at the World Bank, but really wanted to serve in government as a public servant later in life.
"Even then, when I was working with the World Bank it's because I had an interest in public service. I used to say that one day, I'd like to be a PS. I think I was 28 at the time. Between 28 and 32 years old," the former Devolution Cabinet Secretary said on Monday evening.
At the World Bank, she revealed, her work involved coordinating programmes at the bank with Parliamentarians.
She would later be appointed in public service as an adviser to the then PS of Reforms Joyce Nyamweya with then President Mwai Kibaki's blessings.
Upon the entry of former President Uhuru Kenyatta, she was picked to head the Devolution docket, but her time in office was married with corruption scandals, forcing her to leave to join politics.
"I have always had an interest in making a difference. I could have been anywhere, but I think the most fulfilling thing for me has been to work in the public service," she revealed.
On joining politics, she has revealed that it did not take much to convince her, before she secured the Kirinyaga governor seat in her first attempt. In August last year, she was re-elected to the office.
She is in office through President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
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