Anne Waiguru serves as the Governor of Kirinyaga County - now in her second term since clinching the seat in 2017 and the Chairperson of the Council of Governors (CoG).
In the past year, especially during the few months leading to the August 9 General Election, Waiguru was part of a handful of politicians whose persuasion on any alliance was paramount.
In a span of months, she moved from Jubilee Party to playing a critical role in the election of President William Ruto.
Born in 1972, Waiguru joined Nairobi River Primary School before heading to Precious Blood Girls Secondary School, Riruta.
She moved to Egerton University where she graduated with a Degree in Agriculture and Home Economics.
Throughout her career, she has won notable awards including in 2011 when Business Daily honored her as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country. She was the only person from public service on the list.
In 2020, Waiguru survived her second impeachment after an 11 member-committee cleared her after 10 days of hearings investigating charges leveled against her by members of the Kirinyaga County Assembly. The charges included abuse of office.
She holds a Masters degree in Economic Policy from the University of Nairobi.