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Meet Ann Kananu Mwenda, Sonko’s nominee for DG’s position

Ms Ann Kananu Mwenda was born in Embu County in May 1980. She attended St Michael Primary School in the same county from Class One to Eight where Mathematics and Science were her favourite subjects.

She then joined Our Lady of Mercy Girls, Nagundu where she proceeded to sit her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 1999.

Thereafter, she worked as a Personal Assistant, H. Mogambi & CO. Advocates between 2003 and 2004 and Customer Service & Personal Assistant to the CEO, MOKIR Enterprises between 2002 and 2003.

She then worked as a Security Supervisor in charge of Quality Control and Training at Kenya Airports Authority before joining City Hall as Chief Officer in charge of Disaster Management and Coordination in May, 2018. A position she continues to hold.

Pewin Group chairman Peter Kirigua with Nairobi City County county chief officer disaster management and coordination Ann Kananu Mwenda during the rebrand announcement at Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, on April 25, 2019. Pewin Cabs rebranded to PTG Travel effectively.

This followed her successful vetting by Nairobi County Assembly’s committee on Culture and Community Services in April, 2018.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Security Management (Forensic and Criminal Investigation) from Dedan Kimathi University in 2016 (Second Class Upper Division).

This is in addition to a Diploma in Criminology and Security Management from St Paul’s University in 2013.

Ms Mwenda also has two certificates in Human Resource Management and Public Relations from the University of Nairobi attained between 2011 and 2012.

She also has a Certificate in Crisis Management from AVSEC, Female Screening, Man Portable Air Defense Systems (Man pads Training) from US Department of Homeland Security.

She was married to the late Philip Njiru Muthathai who died in January last year through a grisly road accident at Devki in Athi River.