Anne Waiguru is a well-known Kenyan politician serving as Kirinyaga’s Governor. Being one of the three Women governors in Kenya Waiguru has gained political millage in such a short period. The young-looking governor once served as Minister for devolution before joining politics.
Waiguru has only served for one term and she is ready and steady to defend her seat in the upcoming election. Waiguru will be running on a UDA ticket, a party she initially criticized but later decamped to after what she termed as “the ground has decided.”
Age and Place of Birth
She was born on April 16th, 1971 and she will be turning 53 in April 2024
Anne Waiguru Education
She began her education at Nairobi River Primary School.
After excelling, she was admitted to the prestigious Precious Blood Girls’ Secondary School, Riruta, and later Moi Forces Academy in Nairobi, where she sat her O levels in 1987 and 1989, respectively.
Waiguru then joined Egerton University, Nakuru County. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and home economics from the institution.
She holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Nairobi (UoN).
Upon graduation, Waiguru landed an internship job at Transparency International working as a research assistant.
Waiguru’s career soared when she was appointed a technical adviser in the Cabinet Office (Public Service Reform Secretariat).
She climbed up the ladder and was named the head of governance and the economic stimulus program at the National Treasury.
Anne Waiguru’s first husband
The governor assumed her popular name, Waiguru when she married her first husband, Tony Waiguru Njuguna, a lawyer.
The duo met in the 1990s at the Nairobi Lighthouse Church. It was love at first sight.
Cracks in their marriage began between 2003 and 2004 after she climbed up the ladder in her career. At the time, Waiguru was working for renowned economist David Ndii at the Kenya Leadership Institute. Tony moved out of their posh Runda home into a servant’s quarters at his brother’s house in Ngumo estate.
They eventually divorced after being not on talking terms for months.
Despite her first marriage hitting the rocks, Waiguru never lost hope in building a home. In 2019, she officiated her union with a Veteran lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo. The two officiated their union in a cultural wedding aligning with Kikuyu culture.
Anne Waiguru’s Current husband
The wedding was graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta, ODM leader Raila Odinga, and the who’s who in the political scene.
In a recent interview, the governor said marriage life is sweet and that Waiganjo had made her ‘glow’.
Anne Waiguru’s Children
Anne Waiguru is the mother of three boys, Ian, Don, and Wabu.
She delivered all the kids with Tony and secured their custody after their bitter divorce.
Ann Waiguru Net Worth
At the age of fifty-two, the politician has a net worth of about $100,000 – $1M. This roughly translates to 100,000 – 1M euros or 100,000 – 1M pounds. The net worth estimates vary because it’s difficult to forecast spending habits over the years. Anne Waiguru’s wealth comes mostly from being a successful Politician.