Anne Waiguru Biography and Wiki
Anne Waiguru is the 2nd and current Governor of Kirinyaga County in Kenya. She has been in office since 22 August 2017. Previously, she served as the first Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.
Ann is the brains behind the establishment of Huduma Centres, places where Kenyan citizens can access government services more efficiently, as well as the 30% procurement rule, which accords at least 30 percent of all supply contracts to the government to the youth, persons with disability and women. In 2011 she was nominated as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public Service.
Anne Waiguru Age
Ann Waiguru is 51 years old as of 2022. she was born on 16 April 1971 in Kirinyaga County, Gichugu sub-county. She celebrates her birthday on 16th April every year.
Here is her 50th birthday message.
As I celebrate my 50th birthday today I thought I’d share 5 lessons I’ve learnt in life;
- Have an Anchor! Mine is God. Life will throw you twists and turns and in those moments of turbulence the anchor holds!
- Build a strong support system! Family and friends who stay true and remind you of what life is truly about are invaluable. They will keep you grounded.
- Live, laugh and love! Try new things often. Some of my most enjoyable moments have been driving across this country, stopping at Nyama joints, chats with ordinary Kenyans…all this in great company! My husband & I have driven to 37 counties.. we are hoping to cover the remaining 10 soonest.
- Think generational impact. Make your foot print extremely clear where you are for two reasons; One for legacy and two, so that those who come after you never have to guess where to step.
- A special one for the women and young girls out there; we have lesser excuses and greater opportunities than those before us to make our voices heard! Let’s make them and future generations proud!
Anne Waiguru Height
Waiguru stands at an average height and has moderate weight.
Anne Waiguru Education Background
Waiguru attended Nairobi River Primary School and later joined Precious Blood Girls’ Secondary School, Riruta, and did her O-Level exams in 1987. She later joined Moi Forces Academy in Nairobi where she sat for her A-Level exams in 1989.
Waiguru has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and home economics from Egerton University. Waiguru holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Nairobi.
Anne Waiguru Family
Waiguru was born by her parents in Kirinyaga County, Gichugu sub-county. She was raised in Kariobangi North Eastlands. Her father was a police officer while her mother was a businesswoman. She has three siblings; two sisters and a brother. Unfortunately, Waiguru lost her dad at the age of 18.
Anne Waiguru Husband Kamotho Waiganjo
Anne Waiguru is married to city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo. The two lovebirds were married in a Kikuyu traditional wedding (ngurario). The ceremony took place on July 13, 2019, in Kirinyanga county at Kiamugumo primary school.
Previously, Waiguru was married to lawyer Tony Waiguru with whom together shares three children. Waigurus’s husband Kamotho Waiganjo was married to Lorna Seneiya, a Nairobi-based publishing consultant and journalist. The two have three adult children
Anne Waiguru Children
Waiguru is a proud mother of three sons, Ian Waiguru 21, Don Waiguru 18, and Wabu Waiguru 13 as of 2020. Her eldest son, Ian, schooled at Brookhouse School and St.Marys. Ian is the Founder and CEO of an IT company, Something Inc. Ian began the company without any input from his mother.
Anne Waiguru Salary
Waiguru earns an average monthly salary of Ksh 924000 per month. She also enjoys annual medical cover: inpatient, outpatient, and maternity for 10M, 300K, and 150K respectively. Governor Waiguru also enjoys an annual dental and optical cover of Ksh 75000.
Anne Waiguru Net Worth
Waiguru has an estimated net worth of about Kshs 300 million. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as a politician and an entrepreneur. Through her various sources of income, she has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Anne Waiguru Job History
- Jan 2008 – Now: Governor Kirinyaga county
- April 2013 – November 2015: Cabinet Secretary, Devolution and Planning
- Director, Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS),
- Technical Advisor in the Cabinet Office, Ofﬁce of the President on secondment from the World Bank
- Intern and Research Assistant at Transparency International
- Senior Public Sector Manager/Assistant Vice President, at Citi-group.
- Head of Governance and the Economic Stimulus Programme at the National Treasury.
- She provided Technical Assistance to the Public Service Reform Secretariat in what was then the Cabinet Office.
Anne Waiguru Career
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. Since then she has served as the Head of Governance and the Economic Stimulus Programme at the National Treasury, Alternate to the Permanent Secretary/National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority and Advisory Board and the Women Enterprise Fund Board.
Further, in view of her distinguished public career, she was successfully nominated two years ago as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public Service.
Waiguru has her academic background and experience in Economics and Public Policy. 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, capacity building, and governance.
Prior to her appointment, Waiguru was the Director, Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS), and, Head of Governance at the National Treasury. She served briefly as a Senior Public Sector Manager/Assistant Vice President, at Citi-group. Previously, Ms. Waiguru served as a Technical Advisor in the Cabinet Office, Ofﬁce of the President on secondment from the World Bank.
Waiguru has been published and has served as the Alternate to the Permanent Secretary National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority Advisory Board, and, the Women Enterprise Fund Board.
She won the 2017 general election beating the incumbent Governor of Kirinyaga to become the new/current Governor of Kirinyaga county.
Ann Waiguru Profile (Private Life)
When she is not busy at work, Waiguru likes reading, traveling dancing, and spending time with her three sons Ian, Don, and Wabu.
Ann is a role model who inspires a sense of success in many young ladies in leadership who would love to be in her position one day.
Anne Waiguru House
Waiguru owns several houses. He owns a house worth over Sh. 100 million at Kihingo village, Kitusuru. She also owns another house in Runda.
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