Elizabeth Nyaruai

Listen Elizabeth Nyaruai is the first African female police officer, and one of the first women to join the Scouting movement. Her year of birth is estimated to be 1917. The mother of four served in the force for five years, leaving in 1956 at the height of the Mau Mau war after she was […]

Fatumah Ahmed

Listen Fatumah Ahmed is the first major-general in Kenya Defence Forces following her appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta on July 13, 2018.  She is also Kenya’s first female Brigadier of the Kenya Defence Forces. She was promoted from Colonel to Brigadier on 11 August 2015 by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Kenya. In […]

Sophie Mukwana

Listen Sophie Mukwana is the founder and director of the first private forensic lab in East Africa — Biotech Forensics Ltd. The company’s clients are drawn from Kenya and regionally from Djibouti, Rwanda, Burundi and as far as Côte d’Ivoire. Her firm primarily conducts DNA analysis on plant, animal and human samples to create data […]

Emma Mbua

Listen Emma Mbua was the first Kenyan female paleoanthropologist . She was also the first woman to head the National Museum of Kenya’s Paleoanthropology Section, Department of Earth Sciences (Human Evolution and Paleoenvironments) where she also worked as Principal Research Scientist. After 35 years of service, Mbua left the position but continues to serve as […]

Florence Wambugu

Listen Florence Wambugu is a Plant Pathologist known for championing the importance of biotechnology in securing a future devoid of starvation and poverty for Africa. She is the Founder Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI) known as Africa Harvest, which aims to improve food security and the welfare […]