Over the Past years, the role and rights of women have changed beyond all recognition. But, one thing that has stayed constant is the sheer number of awe-inspiring women that exist all over the world.
Therefore, the purpose of International Women’s day is to celebrate women’s career achievements in different sectors. It proves as a source of empowerment and motivation for women who work.
However during this course they also experience many obstacles. For this reason, celebration and presence of strong, inspirational women can be extremely motivating and encouraging for those experiencing difficulties.
We have therefore compiled 10 of Kenya’s most inspirational women from different sectors to brighten your day.
10. Njoki Ndung’u
Njoki Ndung’u is a Kenyan lawyer and a justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of Nairobi and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Civil Liberties from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.
Ndungu sat as a member of the Committee of Experts that drafted the Kenyan Constitution. She has received international and national recognition for her work.
She was awarded the UN Person of the Year in Kenya 2006 and the International Commission of Jurists – Jurist of the Year Award 2006 and Presidential Commendation of the rank of the Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS) in the same year.
None of this has come without its challenges, as she has also been accused of various allegations such as bribery and misconduct.