Kawira Mwangaza Bio, Husband, Politics, Career, Education and Net Worth

Kawira Mwangaza is a Kenyan politician, born in 1973 in Meru County, Kenya. She is the elected Meru County Governor, a former Women Representative of Meru County, and Bishop. During the 2022 election, Kawira Mwangaza garnered 209,148 votes vying on an independent ticket defeating the incumbent governor Hon. Kiraitu Murungi of Jubilee party and Mithika Linturi of United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Kawira Mwangaza is currently trending after a tremendous win as an independent candidate defeating the  United Democratic Alliance (UDA)  that was sweeping the Mt. Kenya region. She is the first woman to become governor in Meru county and the first to win the governor seat with an independent ticket.

Kawira Mwangaza Biography

Kawira Mwangaza Age and Place of Birth

The Baite Bishop was born in 1973 in Meru County, Kenya

Kawira Mwangaza education

Kawira attended CCM Ontilili Primary School and after eight years she joined Moyale Girls Secondary School where she emerged as the best candidate in the Marsabit district with a C+. After high school, she decided to venture into business where she attained a bachelor’s in Education degree from Kampala University.

Kawira Mwangaza career.

Kawira Mwangaza Biography

Her success can be best described by three words “grass to grace.” Her journey began in Marsabit after she completed her primary school education. The first job she landed after the primary level was working as a house help at a relative house since her family couldn’t raise enough for her to join the secondary level. 

She served as a domestic worker for a year before she got the chance to join secondary school. After that, God opened doors for her, she passed her secondary level, and later she decided to venture into the world of entrepreneurship.

Political Career

Kawira Mwangaza began her political career advocating for women’s rights. From 2004 to 2008, she held the position of Chief Government Officer at Mwangaza Distributors.

In 2013 she decided to seek an elective position and vied for the Buuri constituency parliamentary seat. However, the only thing she got was tough lessons and disappointments after she spent over 20 million and walked home empty-handed with loads of debt to pay.

Following the disappointment, she relocated to Ruai together with her husband and they started selling onions at least to recover from the tough political beatings. In 2017, she was back in the arena but this time around she was keen on her finances.

With the right campaign strategy, the iron lady clinched the Women’s Representative seat, gaining popularity and cementing her name in the political field. Five years later she is holding the office of Governor of Meru County, becoming the first woman in Meru history to floor political giants since 1975