Justina Wamae Biography, Career, Family, Politics, Age, Husband and Net Worth
Justina Wamae (Justina Wambui Wamae) is a Kenyan advocate, entrepreneur, newspaper contributor, and popular politician. Wamae has been on the political scene for a while but rose to prominence in June 2022 when she was picked as the presidential running mate for Roots Party whose flag bearer is Professor George Wajackoyah.
Since they declared their bid to run for the country’s top job the two have managed to create a wave that has caught the attention of the nation. The duo brought an agenda that was rhyming with the youth hence garnering massive support from the youths.
The party’s prominence rose when they introduced their agenda which included the legalization of marijuana and snake rearing.
Justina Wamae Age and Place of Birth
The popular politician was born in 1987 in the slums of Kibera, Nairobi County. Despite being born in Kibera her family later relocated to Syokimau after the 2007-2008 election violence.
Justina Wamae Family
Much she is not known about her family she is the firstborn in a family of two children.
She attended Kilimani Primary School in the Kilimani area of Westlands, Nairobi where she completed her primary level in 2001. After that, she joined Limuru Girls School in Kiambu County, graduating in 2005.
She later enrolled at Daystar University in 2006 where she studied Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management Information Systems. After completing her education at Daystar University she went to UK where she studied Diploma in Purchasing and Supply at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies between 2010-2012.
She later joined the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for her Master’s degree in Procurement and Logistics.
Justina Wamae Husband and Children
The beautiful politician is of the market, she is married to Alex Kanyi, the two met way back in 2017 when she was contesting for the Mavoko seat. They later officiated their union and welcomed their first child in 2019.
Wamae began working when she was still a student but mostly worked as an intern. In 2009, she started working at ICRAF as a logistics and store intern where she worked for nine months.
After she completed her internship at ICRAF she went on to join UNDP Somali where she worked as an intern in the procurement and administrative service office. The internship lasted for only seven months and after it lapsed she got an opportunity to join InfoSuv Africa as a procurement audit assistant.
She worked for the institution for nine months before she moved to Kenya Ports Authority working as a procurement intern. Around 2012 and 2013 she worked for British Council in a temporary position at the British Council as a project coordinator and programme assistant.
From British Council, she joined FinPro Associates where she was working as a managing director and value engineer. As a news contributor, she contributes to The Platform Kenya Magazine.
Her journey in politics began in 2016 when she became the Chairlady for the WaremboNaUhuru Lobby Group for Machakos Chapter. The group was targeted at empowering women to embrace the world of business.
In 2017, she decided to dive into politics vying for a parliamentary seat in the Mavoko Constituency in Machakos County. Since she had not established her name in the field she ended up failing terribly getting only 1,200 votes.
After her first attempt went south, in June 2022 she was back in the field with more energy and a high position. Her comeback came after she was appointed as the running mate of George Wajackoyah. The duo has managed to hold the ground tight and she might be the next deputy president of Kenya.
Despite being a public figure her net worth is still unclear but will be updated soon.