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Seeking Destiny – BIOGRAPHIES OF THE LEADING KENYANS FEATURED

“…I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference.”

Robert Frost

Achieng Abura
Achieng Abura
SINGER Achieng Abura debuted into the world of recording music with a gospel Album titled “I believe” in 1993 and later expanded into other genres, including Afro-jazz and Afro-fusion. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and a lead campaigner for the Global Call to Action Against Poverty.
Amani (Cecilia Wairimu)
Amani (Cecilia Wairimu)
SINGER Amani won the Best Female Category at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards. Her debut album, aptly titled “Amani”, was released in 2006 and was quickly followed by “Tamani”.
Ann Njogu
Ann Njogu
LAWYER, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST Ann Njogu was in March 2010 awarded the International Woman of Peace Award by US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and US First Lady Michelle Obama. Founder of the Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) she has been a core member of the Civil Society Movement that seeks reforms in Kenya.
Asenath Odaga
Asenath Odaga
WRITER, PUBLISHER, TEACHER Asenath Odanga is a prolific writer of children’s literature. She has published more than 20 books in both English and Dholuo. Her stories focus on moral teachings and she is today considered one of the pioneering role models in the Kenya literary world.
Asunta Wagura
Asunta Wagura
HIV/AIDS ACTIVIST Asunta Wagura declared her HIV status long before it was easy to do so and has gone on to become a role model for people living with HIV/AIDS. Ms. Wagura founded the Kenya Association for People Living with AIDS (KENWA), which plays a proactive role in fighting for the rights of HIV infected and affected people.
Carole Wainaina
Carole Wainaina
GLOBAL CORPORATE EXECUTIVE Carole Wainaina is the highest ranking African woman and one of the Top 100 leaders at the renowned beverage company Coca-Cola where she serves as Head of Human Resources for Coca-Cola Europe. The former Chairperson of the local Young Career Women Association, she has blazed many corporate trails.
Caroline Mutoko
Caroline Mutoko
RADIO PRESENTER Caroline Mutoko has been a central figure in Kenyan broadcasting for over a decade and has become the voice against wrong-doings by the high and mighty. Leveraging her pedestal, the Breakfast Show on KISS FM, she is synonymous with eloquence and candor that leaves no stone unturned.
Caroline Nderitu
Caroline Nderitu
POET Caroline Nderitu is the founder of Poetry Lab and the proud author of three poetry books: “Caroline Verses”, “Play Your Drum” and “Love only”. Ms Nderitu was recently featured at the August 27, 2010 celebration to promulgate the new Kenya Constitution.
Chelenge Chelangat  Van-Rampelberg
Chelenge Chelangat Van-Rampelberg
ARTIST, SCULPTOR She is one of Kenya’s most talented and yet unknown artists. She discovered her artistic talent in 1981 when she met her husband and is now a painter and sculptor who exhibits both in Kenya and internationally.
Daphne Sheldrick (Dame)
Daphne Sheldrick (Dame)
CONSERVATIONIST Dame Sheldrick is the founder of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and is recognized as a world authority on both the African Elephant and the Black Rhinoceros. Apart from awards received in Kenya, Dame Dr Daphne Sheldrick has been knighted by the Queen of England.
Eddah Gachukia (PhD)
Eddah Gachukia (PhD)
EDUCATIONIST, FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT Dr Gachukia has dedicated more than four decades of her life to being an educator and women’s development activist. Dr Gachukia served two terms as a member of parliament between 1974 and 1983. Together with African women ministers of education and women vice chancellors of universities, she founded the Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE) in 1992. She is the founder of the Riara Schools.