Gladys Wanga

Gladys Wanga

Gladys Atieno Nyasuna Wanga is the Woman Representative for Homa Bay County, a position she has occupied since 2013.

The vocal ODM politician has expressed interest in the Homa Bay gubernatorial seat in 2022, facing off with other heavy-weight aspirants such as former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, ODM Chairman John Mbadi and the current deputy governor Hamilton Orata.

Earlier in April Nyanza MPs led by Wanga asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene so that Kenyans could access ARV drugs.

Soon after, the Ministry of Health and the National Treasury agreed to waive tax on ARVs donated by USAID, a pain point that had caused a shortage of ARVs.

“We are concerned for our people. We are concerned that we are going to have more deaths, probably more than they are dying of Covid-19,” Wanga said.

Wanga, who followed her father’s interest in politics, became the first female Secretary-General of Kenyatta University Student’s Union

Wanga is the chairperson of the Departmental Committee on Finance and National Planning and a member of the Departmental Committee on Labour and Social Welfare.

She was instrumental in the formation of the Information and Public Communication committee.