Anne Mumbi Waiguru

Anne Waiguru was born as Anne Mumbi Waiguru in Kirinyaga County, Gichugu sub-county in the early 70s’. She is the current Governor of Kirinyaga County. She is the former Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.Anne Waiguru was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 2013 as the Cabinet Secretary for devolution. She is the brains 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. She resigned from her post in November 2015 following an allegation of corruption in her docket. In 2011 she was nominated as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public Service.Ms. Anne Waiguru began her career in the public service by providing Technical Assistance to the Public Service Reform Secretariat in what was then the Cabinet Office. Since then she has variously served as the Head of Governance and the Economic Stimulus Programme at the National Treasury, Alternate to the Permanent Secretary/National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority and Advisory Board and the Women Enterprise Fund Board. Further, in view of her distinguished public career, she was successfully nominated two years ago as one of the Top 40 under 40 women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public Service. Ms. Anne Waiguru is published and has her academic background and experience in Economics and Public Policy. 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, capacity building, and governance. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Waiguru was the Director, Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS), and, Head of Governance at the National Treasury. She served briefly as a Senior Public Sector Manager/Assistant Vice President, at Citi-group. Previously, Ms. Waiguru served as a Technical Advisor in the Cabinet Office, Of?ce of the President on secondment from the World Bank. In the past two years, Ms. Waiguru led her IFMIS team at the national Treasury to win three awards for exemplary performance in the Public Service. She was also nominated two years ago, as one of the Top 40 under 40 Women in the country, the only nominee at the time from the Public service. Ms. Waiguru has been published and has served as the Alternate to the Permanent Secretary National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority Advisory Board, and, the Women Enterprise Fund Board.