Martha Kerubo Mokaya was born and raised In Mwabogonko village, Ikuruma sub-location of Kitutu Chache constituency where she one of three children. Currently living with her family in Kea village of Ekerenyo ward, the mother of five schooled at Nembu Primary School before proceeding to Itibo Girls High School. She holds a Certificate and Diploma in County Governance from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology. A development-conscious woman, Martha is motivated to bring development through improved leadership to her home ward hence vying for the Member of County Assembly for Ekerenyo ward. Her vision is to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in leadership.Martha has worked for the National Labour Party at the national level as a youth leader and as a Women Affairs Programs Coordinator.She currently serves as the chairperson of the Warembo na Uhuru in Nyamira county.
She has previously worked with different women groups within her ward in different capacities. She has served as a treasurer of the Umoja United Women Group, Secretary of Umosabwa Self Help Group and as the chairlady of the Ucurine Self Help Group through which income generating activities such as poultry farming, mushroom farming, table banking and merry go rounds are undertaken.
High levels of poverty in the ward have led to a large number of school dropouts, resulting in joblessness and lack of meaningful employment. Crime rates within the ward have also risen. If elected as MCA, Martha intends to lobby for the increment of bursary fund allocation to the ward so that more needy students can be kept in school. She also intends to seek for sponsorships and scholarships from donors to raise more funds to educating more needy students from the ward as a way out of poverty.
The ward has insufficient medical facilities which are poorly equipped, providing low quality health services. If elected, she intends to lobby the county assembly to allocate more funds to health in order to enhance the setting up of more health facilities within the ward and upgrading of the existing ones.
Youth and women in Ekerenyo ward are marginalized leading them to negative behaviors such as crime and consumption of illicit alcoholic brews. Upon election, Martha purposes to encourage these marginalized persons to form groups and help them get funds that the government has set aside for them to set up businesses. She also intends to support qualified youths by linking them up with available jobs within and outside Kisii county.