Margaret Wanjiru Biography, Ministry, Age, Husband, Politics and Net Worth

Margaret Wanjiru is a Kenyan pastor and a politician who is eyeing at county’s top job on the United Democrat Alliance party ticket. The servant of God is one of the few women in the society who have stepped out of their comfort zone and dived into politics a field believed to be tough for women.

As a servant of God, she administers at Jesus Is Alive Ministries (JIAM), one of the biggest churches around Nairobi and the country as a whole. She rose to fame in 2007 after she vied for the Starehe constituency member of parliament and won despite being her first time.

In 2020, she was among the people who were diagnosed with Covid-19. According to sources she was infected after holding a gathering of 18 people, where eight of them tested positive for the diseases.

Margaret Wanjiru Bio

Margaret Wanjiru Age and Place of Birth

She was born in Nairobi on 22nd December 1961, she will be turning 61 years in December 2022.

Margaret Wanjiru Family

Wanjiru was born and raised in Nairobi by a single mother who worked as a domestic worker for a white man, living in a servant quarters. Considering her type of job she couldn’t afford to provide much apart from daily food and basic needs.


She was very determined about education and she struggled despite the challenges she was having she managed to put herself through school until she completed college. The reverend also holds a Doctorate in Divinity and a certificate on governance from Harvard University, USA.


Early Life

Margaret Wanjiru Bio

Being born in a family where they didn’t have much and the combination of maize and beans (githeri) being their daily maize was not that easy. This kind of life prompted her to start doing manual work to make ends meet and be able to complete her education.

Before she could finish high school level she got pregnant and things got tougher as it meant more responsibility and her mother’s house couldn’t accommodate her. She dropped out of school and she was employed as a maid.

Before she could settle down she got pregnant again and now things got out of hand as the family she was working for couldn’t take it. She ended up being fired with an unborn child and a young child to feed.

Knowing what she needed in life and having knowledge that there were people depending on her. She wore another shoe and she started hawking on the street.

One day as she was on her daily routine of hawking, God-sent gentlemen pulled over and asked what she was doing hawking in street. In her response, she said she had a little child to feed and she was expecting another one.

The man gave her a business card and asked her to call him, from there things started working out for her. She was offered a job as a toilet cleaner through her hard work she was promoted to washing offices and cars. At this time she was getting something good that could take her through her college career.