Why I got involved in politics

My journey in politics began during my time at Nairobi University, where I was actively involved in student politics. This experience ignited my passion for advocacy and public service. Later, I had the opportunity to serve as the Director of Communication for a County Government for four years, where I honed my skills in governance and public engagement.

After moving to Ireland, I continued my political involvement by participating in student politics at TU Dublin. I was elected to speak on behalf of students on issues of Welfare & Equality, a role that allowed me to advocate for the needs and rights of over 30,000 students. These experiences have shaped my commitment to creating inclusive, supportive, and vibrant communities through political engagement.

My priorities

As the Vice President for Welfare and Equality at TU Dublin, representing over 30,000 students and residents of Dublin 15, I am passionate about empowering youth and fostering a strong community through education.

Housing: Addressing housing as a human right, advocating for affordable and social housing with essential infrastructure such as childcare, community centres, and reliable transportation.

Environment: Promoting more green spaces within our community, including playgrounds with designated seating areas.

Education: Collaborating with authorities to increase investment in schools, especially post-primary, and supporting children with special needs, as well as see an increase in Institutions of Further Education and Learning to ensure that no child is left behind.

My background

I am currently serving as VP for Welfare & Equality at TU Dublin covering all three Campuses on five different locations (City, Blanchardstown & Tallaght) with over 30,000 students. I am graduate of TU Dublin; MA in Public Affairs & Political Communication. During my study, as part of the program, I had a chance to spend nine months interning as a Parliamentary Assistant in the Dáil Éireann.

I am a beneficiary of the 2022/2023 Government of Ireland (GOI-IES) prestigious Scholarship. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications & Political Science (Double Major) from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Photojournalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. I have extensive experience working as a Journalist with Kenya’s leading newspaper, The Standard, Communications/PR Agencies, Corporate sector, NGO and Government.

Clubs and Committees

I am a Charter Member of the Nairobi Upper Hill Rotary Club and an active member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya. Other areas of service to the community; TU Dublin Governing Body Member, TU Dublin SU CLG Board Member, TU Finance, Accounts & Risk Committee Member, HR & Remuneration Committee, TU Dublin Student Experience Committee, TU Dublin Health, Safety & Welfare Committee, TU Dublin FISU Committee as well as Chair of the TU Dublin SU Welfare & Equality Working Group.