Anne Waiguru

Anne Waiguru

Anne Waiguru is the Governor of Kirinyaga County.

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.

She holds a Masters degree in Economic Policy from the University of Nairobi, and has specialized experience in public finance, financial management systems, public service reform and capacity building, and governance.

She later joined public service as the Director, Integrated Financial Management andInformation System (IFMIS), and, Head of Governance at the National Treasury.

In 2011, she was honoured by Business Daily as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country, she was the only person from public service.

In 2020, Waiguru survived her second impeachment after an 11 member-committee cleared her after 10 days of hearings investigating charges levelled against Waiguru by members of the  Kirinyaga County Assembly. The charges included abuse of office.

In January 2021, she achieved another milestone after releasing Ksh 110 million to benefit 40,000 learners, the highest ever amount released by an individual county.