Janet Mbugua

Janet Mbugua is a Kenyan media personality, former news anchor and actress. 

She worked as a News anchor at both KTN and Citizen TV. As an actress, she has starred in the television series Rush.

Her Journey in humanitarian work started in 2017, where she began consulting for The Hive, an organization in the United States of America, championing for gender equality messaging in Kenya and other African countries.

Her show Here and Now on NTV, focused on socio-economic and political issues affecting young people.

Janet is the founder of Inua Dada Foundation, which empowers, upholds the dignity and protects the rights of every girl child and extends that to her caregivers and community.

Through the foundation, she has been able to: 

Hold the first ever Menstrual Health Management Inclusion Conference in 2020 physically and virtually in 2021.

Featured by BBC Africa for convening a virtual Period Party during the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Launched a book, MFT to tackle the issue of period taboo and period poverty, the first of its kind from East Africa.

Named by the Kulcyk Foundation as one of the notable organizations fighting period poverty globally.

On October 8 2021, she launched the Inua Dada Centre at Korogocho slum in Nairobi. The Centre is a space that provides access to information and awareness on reproductive health and rights.