Anne Waiguru Wealth: Anne Mumbi Waiguru is the 2nd and current Governor of Kirinyaga County in Kenya, in office since 22 August 2017. Anne was elected as Governor in elections held on 8 August 2017. Previously, she served as the first Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.
She was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta to the position on 25 April 2013, holding a master’s degree in Economic Policy and Planning from the University of Nairobi, and having experience in finance, financial management systems, public service reform and capacity building, and governance.
She is behind the establishment of Huduma Centres, places where Kenyan citizens can access government services more efficiently, as well as the 30% procurement rule, which accords at least 30 percent of all supply contracts to the government to the youth, persons with disability and women.
Following the National Youth Service Scandal, in which approximately Sh. 1.4 billion was stolen from the National Youth Service, a programme under the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Waiguru resigned from her position as Cabinet Secretary, with former cabinet secretary Festus Mwangi Kiunjuri taking her place. Kiunjuri was later fired by President Kenyatta.