10 things you didn't know about Anne Waiguru

She is one of the most controversial female politicians but also one of the most powerful

She is arguably one of the most controversial female politicians in the country. However, she is also one of the most powerful and successful. Now with a winning number of the votes tagging at 157,608 votes (54.18%) with 642 out of 659 polling stations already counted, it is safe to say that she has garnered the seat

Here are 10 facts you did not know about Anne Waiguru.

1.Waiguru began her career in the public service by providing Technical Assistance to the Public Service Reform Secretariat in what was then the Cabinet Office.

2.Before her nomination as a Cabinet Secretary, she had previously worked as the Director, Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS), and, Head of Governance at the National Treasury.

3.She was nominated among top 40 under 40 women in 2011 and was the only nominee at that time from the Public Service.

4.She is behind the establishment of Huduma Centres

5.She holds a master's degree in Economic Policy from the University of Nairobi, and, has specialized experience in public finance, financial management systems, public service reform and capacity building, and, governance.

6.Waiguru was born in Kirinyaga County, Gichugu sub-county in the early 70s’.

7.She spearheaded the transition to devolution as the first ever Cabinet Secretary of Devolution and planning and which earned her a leadership award from the Middle East Africa Business Council, (MEAFRIC)

8.Besides the allegation that she and the Uhuru Kenyatta had extra marital affairs, Waiguru is a mother of three whom she speaks of a lot of times.

9.She is the leading suspect of the NYS scandal that saw billions of Kenyan money go missing. The case is still in court.

10.Her hobbies include reading, travelling and dancing.

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