1.Julia Ojiambo She the first Kenyan woman to study at the prestigious Harvard University School of Public Health, the first to receive a PhD degree from the University of Nairobi where she would also be the first African woman to be appointed a lecturer.
2013 Presidential Aspirant Cyrus Jirongo narrated how Deputy President William Ruto conned him after he bestowed a t-shirt tender to the DP in 1993. While being interviewed on KTN News' Pointblank, Jirongo disclosed that he formed a partnership with Ruto thanks to former Funyula lawmaker Julia Ojiambo. After the DP approached him seeking the tender, the then wealthy politician awarded it to him without hesitating. The tender specified that the young man was to supply the millionaire with T-shirts after the
Born in 29th November 1936, she’s a former member of parliament and a scholar. The story of Julia describes one of a Kenyan who beyond all odds rose to gain respect for women in a male dominated society. Julia Ojiambo enrolled for an MSc in Public Health. She was the first Kenyan woman to be admitted to the Harvard university and later went on to achieve great things. Ojiambo is on record as being the first to receive a Ph.D. degree from the University of Nairobi, where she would also be the first African
Harvard University, one of the world's most prestigious universities was established in 1636 in Massachusetts in the United States of America has natured several Kenyan intellectuals who have come back to prove there prowess in various fields and have stood the test of time to show they are academic power house in the country. The first Kenyan to go to Harvard was renowned media personality, Hilary Ngweno. He joined Harvard in 1957 to study nuclear physics. He later returned into the country in 1963 and became
Kenyans have expressed their happiness following the appointment of Sanda Ojiambo as the Executive Director of the United Nation's Global Compact. Sanda, is a daughter of Julia Ojiambo, a veteran politician who once was Kalonzo Musyoka's running mate for presidency. Sanda will be taking over from Lise Kingo, who hails from Denmark. According to the Daily Nation of May 23, Sanda, the lastborn daughter of veteran politician Julia Ojiambo, has been appointed as the next executive director of the United Nation�
Former Gichugu MP Martha Karua ( Photo Courtesy) The election of Grace Onyango as Kenya's first female MP in 1969 was the turning point in the country's politics. Several other female politicians would go on to defy the cultural barriers to win seats in Parliament with the likes of Nyiva Mwendwa, Phoebe Asiyo and Julia Ojiambo following Onyango's footsteps.Kenya Parliament Buildings ( Photo Courtesy) By 1990s, the female representation in the National Assembly had gone up and that was the time the likes of Martha
Therein are now more women in leadership positions in Africa than 35 years ago.In Kenya we have women in leadership as follows ; We have 3 Kenyan women who have vied for presidency in Kenya .These are Charity Ngilu (1997),Prof Julia Ojiambo (2007)and Martha karua (2013). We have six women who have expressed in the interest in vying for the governors position in 2017 General Election in Bomet ,Nairobi ,Uasin Gishu ,Embu,Machakos and Kisumu .Currently there is no female governor out of the 47 counties. Kenya have