Ms Joyce Ngungi, Kiambu deputy governor has thanked Governor James Nyoro for believing in women in leadership and setting up a governing system in Kiambu with a goal to enhance the efficiency and productivity in serving the people.
Ms Ngungi was appointed by Governor James Nyoro who took over the county leadership following the impeachment of Ferdinand Waititu over gross misconduct, abuse of power and corruption allegations.
The Deputy Governor said that her appointment was a clear indication that the Governor believed in empowering women and that she will diligently work with Governor Nyoro to restore and advance the public trust the people of Kiambu have in their County Government.
’’My appointment is a statement that the Governor believes in women empowerment, women in leadership, women in business and women on boards. I am proud to serve in a leadership that incubates the future of the potential in our women’’ she said.
‘’Kiambu County was rated the worst County by leadership polls on development and leadership Agendas. “Good news is, “All things rise and fall on leadership” John C. Maxwell. The leadership trajectory our county has embarked on is itself the guarantee and evidence of sectoral metamorphosis, exemplary rule of law, and heightened productivity margins, from end to end.’’
‘’Amidst the global pandemic that has rattled the boat of development, we have faith in God’s divine intervention and hope in the transformational leadership at the helm of power.’’ She added.
Ms. Ngugi is a counselling psychologist with a Masters degree in Education from Kenyatta University having previously attained a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Egerton University.
She has been the Chairperson of the National Council for Children Services and, in 2017, eyed the Gatundu South parliamentary seat but bowed out at the last minute citing intimidation from other candidates.
The DG nominee, a mother of two, is also the widow of former Gatundu South MP Joseph Ngugi who died of a heart attack at his Runda home on May 21, 2014.