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Anne Waiguru Age, Education, Biography, Family, Career & Scandals

Anne Mumbi Waiguru is a female who has described herself as a tough leader who pays awareness to the tinniest of details in everything and everyone with whom she interacts with.
But as a fan of RnB music, Waiguru seems to be constantly reeling in solid political waves that have characterized her career since her nomination to the devolution docket 8 years ago. This report takes a comprehensive cover on ‘minjiminji’s life, scandals, ‘catwalking’ and the most delinquent unfolding.


Waiguru is 50 years of age by this publication (born on 16th April,1971).
She tended Nairobi River Primary School found in Buruburu. Waiguru then entered Precious Blood Girls, Riruta and was among the foremost students nationally.
The Kirinyaga governor followed her A-level at Moi Forces Academy. She has a bachelors degree in agriculture and home economics from Egerton University and a master’s in economics from the University of Nairobi. Waiguru is a specialist in public finance and the financial administration system.


Anne Waiguru biography family
Anne Waiguru biography family

Waiguru was born in Nairobi at the Pumwani Hospital. She is said to the last born in a family of 4 (2 sisters and a brother).
Waiguru’s father performed in the police service while her mama was a business woman. When rising up, the 50 year old got frontage to both the city and village life and helped the family in farming activities during holidays.

In the mid 90’s she got wedded to lawyer Tony Waiguru, a son of a ex MP and the couple were endowed with 3 sons: Don Waiguru, Dan Waiguru & Ron Waiguru. Nevertheless, the first marriage hit hubs around 2005 with allegations that Anne was that ‘profession woman’ who was more enterprising than her husband.
In July, 2019 Waiguru penetrated into a second marrige when she swapped vows with her long-term friend & city lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo in a bright traditional wedding. The ritual was attended by powerful politicians, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM chief Raila Odinga and ex Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.


The mother of 3 began her profession as an intern at Transparency International. Her curriculum vitae got adorned further when she began providing technical service to the public service reform secretariat. Additionally, her financial nous gained her a job in the National Treasury as head of management and the economic stimulus program.
The former Devolution CS also performed as a director of International Financial Management & Information System (IFMIS). In addition, Waiguru also worked at the Public Procurement Oversight Authority Advisory department.

In 2011, her charming career in public service pushed her on the top 40 under 40 list.

Politics and Scandals

Arguably, the name Waiguru evolved more prominent after she was appointed as the cabinet secretary for devolution and planning in the year 2013.
Regardless, what began as a thriving career in which she spearheaded the installation of huduma centres and renewal of the National Youth Service (NYS) would soon hit a grinding standstill.
Waiguru’s name and photos started dominating the mastheads of overseeing newspapers in the country due to the ksh 791 million NYS fraud that was reportedly fogged with an extra ksh 695 million.
The NYS allegedly lost the said monies via dubious deals in the supply of road construction & building materials in a tender that involved six companies.
Even though Waiguru originally denied these allegations, she subsequently claimed that she recreated a whistleblower role in unearthing the scam. In November 2015, Waiguru quit from the devolution docket on narratives that she had suffered personal aggression on her family and that her doctor had instructed her to ‘take lighter duties’. However, she held that she was a leader of integrity and hadn’t accepted part in siphoning of public budgets.
“I have always held political and highly professional standards in service for the over 10 years I have been in public service. In the time I have performed in the public and private sector, I have never had any queries raised about my proficient or personal ethics, integrity or ability to deliver on any duty no matter how difficult they have been,” she said.

Kirinyaga Governor and impeachment survival

Waiguru made a reply to public service when she vied and won the 2017 gubernatorial seat in Kirinyaga county.
Regardless, 3 years later, 23 out of 33 members of county assembly voted in favor of her impeachment on accounts of misuse of office and gross misconduct. Waiguru however persisted after an 11 member senate committee chaired by senator Cleophas Malala found the allegations delicate.

Joining UDA & Corruption Allegations

After months of flip-flopping about her political future, Waiguru firmly indicated that she would ditch the Jubilee party and join United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in September, 2021.
A video of Waiguru addressing Kirinyaga residents & asking them about the party they would like her to pursue reelection quickly infiltrated both the interwebs and local media.
“Mnataka nikuje na chama gani huku Kirinyaga?” She posed to which the crowd shouted: “UDA.”
Just a month later, Waiguru ditched the ruling party for William Ruto’s UDA on 26th October, 2021.
Waiguru’s tweet

Nevertheless, the dust was yet to determine when the Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) announced that they had carried out investigations on apparent embezzlement of funds in the Kirinyaga County coffers.
According to EACC, which has been on cross-hairs with Waiguru, she is accused of misuse of office, conspiracy to commit financial crime, false accounting, fraud and forgery.

Alongside other senior county officers, the governor has accused an inflated Ksh 52.8 million irregular charge to a land surveying company towards titling about 17000 acres Ngariama Scheme. On her claim, the governor alleges the matter is a political witch quest and that no single cent had been delivered to the said company.
According to the People’s Daily journal, Waiguru is also blamed of a ksh 10 million claim on travel imprest for non-existent travels to USA, UK, France, Morocco & other destinations.
EACC is hoped to forward the files to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), with Waiguru possible to be ordered to vacate her office simply as it has been with other governors blamed of graft.
Eventually, this site can authoritatively report that the claim is false with allegations that EACC had raided and arrested Waiguru on her Kitisuru home on Friday, 29th October, 2021.



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