Angellah Kairuki

angellahBackground/Challenge:

She is currently the Minister of State in the President's Office for Public Service Management and Good Governance. She was also selected as a WEF Young Global Leader in 2014 and is a graduate of the University of Hull. She holds a PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University.

She previously served as Deputy Minister for Lands,Housing and Human Settlement as well as Constitutional and Legal Affairs. Prior to joining politics, she worked in the Attorney General’s Chambers as Parliamentary Draftsman and as a State Attorney in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

Angellah Kairuki has also worked in the Private Sector as Head of Department of the Ethics, Compliance and Governance at VODACOM Group PTY. In 2011 she was appointed by the Speaker of the National Assembly to represent Tanzania in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and she was elected by the IPU assembly to become a Member of Human Rights Committee of the IPU.Currently she holds the portfolio of Secretary General of the Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group. She is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and Member of the National Council of UWT, the ruling party’s women wing.

Angellah is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and a Member of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators. She has an LLB degree from the University of Hull and a PgDL in Legal Practice from Staffordshire University. In 2012 Angellah took part in the inaugural Leadership for Change in Africa programme by the African Leadership Institute, and was on the list of Forbes magazine’ 20 Young Power African Women in 2013. In 2014 she was chosen by the World Economic Forum to be a Young Global Leader.

Angellah participated in AFLI's Leadership for Change program.

“For me the greatest take away in the group project was how to assimilate different ideas, to appreciate the input, skills and experience of the group members and how to utilize their skills to improve the project. It opened me up to implement other projects of benefit to Tanzania.”

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More can be read at her Parliamentary Page.

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