Who is Waruguru wa Kiai, contestant/finalist, Ms President Leadership Show?
Currently, she is representing Nyeri County on KTN’S Ms. President Reality show. The show seeks to celebrate women leaders who are active change makers in different leadership spaces and also seeks to demonstrate the possibility of having the First Female President in Kenya.
Education & work experience.
She holds a bachelor of laws (LL.B) degree and is pursuing a master of arts degree in diplomacy and international relations. She is a YALI and an Obama leadership alumni. She worked as Nyeri NGAAF fund manager from 2015-2017. Beyond that she runs Kiongozi mashinani CBO which mentors young (school going children) to be the creators of the change they desire. She also trains institutions on budgets and procurement procedures.
Boards and Fellowships
Director, Youth Agenda
Waruguru Kiai is a Director at the Youth Agenda Board. The Youth Agenda is a youth led, youth serving organization founded in 1996, sparked by evident exclusion of youth in spheres of life and fueled by a passion for youth empowement, whose mission is to provide a platform to harness and nurture young people through informed, innovative and value driven approaches for personal, community and national development.
Youth Governor, Youth Governors Kenya
In Nyeri County, serves her people as a Youth Governor by providing strategic policy advice to the county government and its overall leadership on development matters purely based on a youth perspective, championing for youth inclusion in the counties leadership strata and prioritization on job opportunities, providing oversight and foster the implementation of 30% procurement law in the county and budgetary increment on youth programs and initiatives and engaging youths in project planning, development and incubation of high potential ideas to steer development in the county.
Founder, Africa Rising Solutions
For the last five years, she has engaged with more than 2000 women and men with specific focus on the working of devolved governments and Good Governance, financial literacy and Access to Government Procurement Opportunities-AGPO. Further she has engaged more than 100 Project Implementation Committees in over 10 NG-CDF Committees on prudent use of public resources and adherence to procurement processes to avoid wastage of public resources.
Alumni, Young Africans leaders Initiative (YALI)
She is a YALI, Cohort 5 Alumni, which was launched by former President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
“YALI taught me to think like a leader and act like a leader”
International Women’s Day Award 2018, Nyeri County
In recognition of her efforts, Parastatal News Services which focuses on development and performance awarded her with the 2018 International Women’s Day Award -Nyeri County – for being an exceptional woman who has touched the lives of women locally.
Babishai Nawe Poetry Prize
In 2016, she was shortlisted for the Prestigious Babishai Nawe Poetry Prize for her Poem -Dusk Dawn, which she penned to create awareness on the negative effects of Violence against women.
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