Josephine was born in Nyekundu village, Kyeleni location in Machakos county. She is the fourth born in a family of ten. She attended Kwa Syokimanza Primary School and later Mbiuni High School. She is married and runs her own school. Josephine is disconcerted by the challenges the residents of Kyeleni ward have faced for years like poverty, lack of empowerment and poor roads. This motivated her to contest as the MCA and represent her people at the county level. Her vision is to bring developmental changes in Kyeleni ward by the end of the first five years of her governance. Her slogan is “Kilunda Kiyisi Mbesa”
Josephine gained her experience in teaching after serving in attachment in Kyeleni primary school. She is a teacher by profession and a business woman who has settled and established a number of businesses within her ward. She founded a school known as St. Joseph academy which has improved the standards of education in her community. In the line of business, she operates a bookshop, Mpesa and banking agents where she has been able to offer employment to a number of young people. Additionally, she started a computer college in Kyeleni that charges affordably for computer course.
People of Kyeleni ward don’t have access to good health services and the existing hospital lacks equipment and adequate drugs to cater for people’s needs. Once Josephine gets elected as the member of county assembly, will ensure hospitals are equipped and the number of doctors increased to deliver quality health services. Maternity wings and wards will also be increased to cater for the high number of women delivering.
Residents of Kyeleni ward still fetch water from rivers for domestic use this forces women and girls to walk long distances to fetch the water. Unfortunately, the water is contaminated and always dries up or the levels go down during the dry season. Anne purposes to lobby the national and county government to allocate funds for drilling boreholes in strategic points in the ward. This will be a substitute to the water from rivers. She will additionally raise awareness on different water treatment methods at the household lever to prevent waterborne infections.
In Kyeleni ward there is shortage of teachers in primary schools. She hopes to work with the national government through the area MP to ensure more teachers are employed to cater for the high growing volumes of pupils in schools. She will also provide bursaries to all needy children in a fair and transparent manner. She will follow up with the relevant departments at the county to ensure there is adequate provision of stationary and equipment is schools.