Kenya
Some of the Inua Mama, Jenga Taifa Members.

The Inua Mama, Jenga Taifa group of women leaders comprises of elected and nominated leaders in the Kenya Parliament. All the members are women, although they enjoy lots of support from male leaders who attend their meetings and support their agenda of empowering women, persons with disabilities, and the youth.

The 42 women members comprise one deputy governor, two senators, 11 constituency members of parliament, one MP at the East Africa Legislative Assembly, 19 county MPs commonly referred to as women representatives and two nominated MPs and six nominated senators.

The chair of the group is Kandara MP Alice Wahome, and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika is their whip. Uasin Gishu Women Representative Gladys Shollei is their advisor in matters law, seeing she was a top officer in the judiciary – Registrar of the Judiciary. Read through the list and see if your woman leader is a member of this formidable group:

Deputy Governor

  • Fatuma Achani – Kwale

Senators

  • Susan Kihika – Nakuru
  • Prof Margaret Kamar – Uasin Gishu

Nominated Senators

  • Milgo Alice
  • Naomi Waqo
  • Millicent Omanga
  • Mary Seneta
  • Iman Falhada
  • Christine Zawadi

County MPs/Women Representatives

  • Joyce Emanikor – Turkana
  • Florence Bore – Kericho
  • Gladys Shollei – Uasin Gishu
  • Wangui Ngirici – Kirinyaga
  • Cate Waruguru – Laikipia
  • Joyce Korir – Bomet
  • Faith Gitau – Nyandarua
  • Rehema Hassan – Tana River
  • Jane Chebaibai – Elgeyo Marakwet
  • Beatrice Nkatha – Tharaka Nithi
  • Rahab Mukami – Nyeri
  • Janet Nangabo – Trans Nzoia
  • Rehema Jaldesa – Isiolo
  • Anab Gure – Garissa
  • Soipan Tuya – Narok
  • Catherine Wambilianga – Bungoma
  • Lilian Tomitom – West Pokot
  • Haika Mizighi– Taita Taveta
  • Tecla Tum – Nandi

Constituency MPs

  • Alice Wahome – Kandara
  • Mary Wamaua – Maragua
  • Aisha Jumwa – Malindi
  • Liza Chelule – Nakuru
  • Jane Kihara – Naivasha
  • Janet Sitienei – Turbo
  • Charity Kathambi – Njoro
  • Sophia Abdi Noor – Ijara
  • Rahab Mukami – Nyeri
  • Beatrice Kones – Bomet East
  • Lekorere Sara – Laikipia North MP

Nominated MPs

  • Halima Mucheke
  • Nasri Ibrahim

East African Legislative Assembly

  • Florence Jematia

BY ANNE N. KANINA – MACHARIA