Citizen TV's Jamila Mohamed, Karua Named Among Top 100 Influential Women 

Citizen TV news anchor Jamila Mohamed at RMS studios at a past event.
Citizen TV news anchor Jamila Mohamed at RMS studios at a past event.
Jamila Mohamed

Citizen TV news anchor Jamila Mohammed was named among the Top 100 Influential African Women.

Jamila was named alongside Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua in the 2022 ranking done by global media outlet, Avance Media, in recognition of their achievements throughout the year.

In a statement by the agency, it was noted that select women leaders were at the forefront of demonstrating excellence in leadership and mentoring others in society. 

"Presented as a ranking of the 100 Most Influential African Women, this publication presents a summary of women who have climbed the corporate ladder, started their own businesses, or have been at the forefront of decision-making both locally and internationally.

 Name Chief Justice Marth Koome
Chief Justice Marth Koome signs the condolence book of Queen Elizabeth II at the residence of UK High Commissioner Jane Marriott on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
The Judiciary

"The criteria for their selection include excellence in Leadership, personal accomplishments, commitments and breaking the status quo," read the statement in part.

Reacting to her recognition, Jamila expressed her excitement to acknowledging the impact of her role in society as a journalist.

"It is an honour for me, a huge one looking at the exceptional women on that list, I am humbled. Made me realise that the work we do always has huge implications and it is our responsibility to those we serve to strive to keep giving our best," she stated.

Also recognised in the 2022 list were Chief Justice Martha Koome and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru who were named among the top in the governance category.

Climate activist Elizabeth Wathuti was also honoured for her achievements in advocating for environmental conservation.

"Elizabeth has showcased her climate action solutions at over 10 high-level international conferences such as; Global Landscapes Forum in Germany, The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland and COP25 in Madrid Spain among others," read the statement in patrt.

Kenyans took to social media to congratulate those honoured for their trail-blazing achievements.

On her part, Waiguru expressed that it was an honour to be celebrated in the continent among other renowned world leaders.

"To be recognized among cross-generational leaders in Africa in multiple spheres of leadership and impact is such an honour.

"I am humbled to be seen among 2022, 100 most accomplished African women leaders," she stated.

Other global leaders recognised alongside the Kenyans include President Samia Suluhu of Tanzania, and renowned musicians Tiwa Savage and Sinach.

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru addressing other county bosses on Thursday September 15, 2022.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru addressing other county bosses on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
Anne Waiguru