Yvonne Waweru, a nominated member of the Kiambu County Assembly, has resigned.
Writing on Facebook, Waweru said she will leave office on January, 15. “I intend to go back to my profession in ocean governance in the Western Indian Ocean region which will not allow me to participate in politics and will hopefully allow me to serve my country in a different capacity.”
Waweru was specially-elected by the ruling Jubilee Party. She has held the position since September, 2017.
The Western Indian Ocean region comprises 10 countries namely Comoros, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa and Tanzania.
“I leave behind a record of several community initiatives in my home area in Kabete Constituency and Kiambu County at large as well as several legislative proposals and oversight interventions,” Waweru enthused.
She adds that she is content with her legacy “despite the challenges of being a woman in Kenyan politics and against the backdrop of limited financial resources.”
Waweru’s departure was met with mixed reaction from her Facebook followers. While some thanked her for her selfless service, others were surprised as to why she would depart from an influential political position.