Top 5 List Of Badass Kenyan Women Breaking Barriers

Longest serving First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Rooselvelt, once said, a woman is like a tea bag you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.
This day marks the International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women all over the world and their contributions however big or small. We have got to admit, women all the world have come a long way, from the dark ages where they weren’t allowed to vote or even own property to a new age where they can compete for jobs on a level playing field as their male counterparts.
Well as we celebrate, reflect, advocate and agitate for more action for the rights of the female gender on this day, we can’t fail to recognize Kenya as a hub of achieving phenomenal women. Checkout them out below.
1. Wangari Maathai
The struggle for the liberation of Kenyan women begun with the late Professor Wangari Maathai. She lit the fire with her adamant fight against oppression and the environment. If it weren’t for her efforts in agitation for environmental conservation, Karura Forest and Uhuru Park would have been a thing of the past.


2. Margaret Kenyatta
It is easily agreeable that, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has set a record never before set by any other first lady in the past. In a big shift and change from previous first ladies, who prefer to live behind the curtains as their husbands rule the country, Margaret Kenyatta has managed to warm the hearts of many with noble initiatives such as her beyond zero campaign. Margaret has endeavored through the years of her husband’s reign to promote the well-being of Kenyans through enhancing affordable health care services.

3. Julie Gichuru
Media personality, Julie Gichuru is a passionate advocate for women’s rights in Kenya. Julie was also recognized by Forbes as one of the top 20 Young Power Women of Africa and also listed among the 60 most influential African women in the world.

4. Janet Mbugua Ndichu
Prime time news anchor, Janet Mbugua Ndichu, has made a niche for herself in a career which was formally dominated by the male gender. Her life on television aside, the presenter is philanthropist who is a founder of a number charity organizations such as the Inua Dada Foundation. We all agree Janet oozes inspiration.

5. Evelyne Njambi -Miss World Africa
She is the ultimate result of a carefully balanced mix of beauty and brains. Evelyne Njambi blew so many away with her immense beauty, so much that she made it to the top 5 finalists of the 66th edition of Miss World 2016 pageant held in the United States. The beauty queen who is only 19 managed to pull off what many beauty queens before her weren’t able to achieve. She has worked with the Red Cross Chapter in Kiambu to donate text books and uniforms to children, as well as sanitary towels to girls.

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