Charity Ngilu

Charity Ngilu, was born on 28 January, 1952 in Kitui. She is a Kenyan politician and the governor for Kitui County. She is the former cabinet secretary for Lands, Housing and Urban Development. harity Ngilu made history in 1997 when she became the first woman in Kenya’s history to run for president she lost but she retained her parliamentary seat. In June, Charity Ngilu appeared in court to face charges of hindering investigations into the irregular allocation of a 13.4-acre piece of land in Karen. She is accused, together with eight other individuals, of obstructing EACC investigations into the alleged grabbing and subdivision of the KSh 8 billion piece of land by senior government officials.Charity Ngilu was first elected to parliament in 1992, and was elected the leader of the Social Democratic Party, which was then in the opposition. She made history five years later when she became the first woman in Kenya’s history to run for president. She lost, but retained her parliamentary seat. Charity Ngilu has served as a member of the parliamentary committee on health, and is a member of Parliamentarians for Global Action, a network of over 1000 legislators from 114 parliaments around the world who promote democracy, peace, justice and development. In addition, Charity Ngilu is a member and vice chair of the steering committee of the Parliamentary Network on World Bank, an international parliamentary organisation that promotes transparency and accountability in international development. Charity Ngilu is also an alumna of the Centre for Development and Population Activities, an internationally recognized non-profit organisation that trains women leaders and seeks to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries. Charity Ngilu Charity Ngilu In her capacity as minister of Health, she serves on the World Health Organisation’s commission on social determinants of health, a new body to spearhead action on the social causes of ill-health