May Cecilia Ayot was born and raised in Kibera Laini Saba where she is the third born in a family of six siblings, two boys and four girls. She schooled at Christ the King nursery, Kibera Primary School and Ngara Girls High School where due to family challenges, sat for her KCSE examinations as a private candidate.
She then joined college where she graduated with a Certificate In Government Economic Policy from Alison Advanced Learning. May Cecilia holds a Certificate In County Management from the Kenya College of Accountancy, a Diploma In Philosophy And Religious Study from Consolata Institute of Philosophy and a Certificate in Home Management from the Daughters of the Heart of Mary college and various short course certifications.
A philanthropist, May Cecilia is a mother of eight children, three of whom are adopted.
Her motivation comes from growing up in Kibra and seeing the various factors that face the residents all pointing up to poor leadership. She would like to provide alternative leadership, and having shown leadership within the various community initiatives she has run, intends to ensure the inequality gap based on gender, religion and even tribe is significantly reduced.
Her vision as the Member of County Assembly is to see Sarangombe ward stand out as a model ward with its residents enjoying progressive leadership, participating in the development of the ward and marginalized persons such as girls having a voice.
May Cecilia has vied for the Sarangombe ward member of county assembly position previously and came in second placed. She has been active within the ward and Kibra community, supporting various initiatives. This includes founding the St Martin’s school and daycare where she is currently its Director. She is among the founding members of Usalama Forum, a civil society organization that lobbies for ongoing reforms in the country.
May Cecilia is renowned for supporting many successful fundraising activities towards education and health in the community, where one of them is through the partnership with German, Swedish and Chilean development partners she successfully build a permanent school building in the ward and sponsors more than 300 pupils from Kibra constituency.
She sits on the Advocacy Board for the KEY.An advocate for peace and conflict resolution, May Cecilia moderated the Fist t Five television program on Citizen TV in 2008, lobbying for reconciliation among communities following the post-election violence and was a panelist on national radio for the Michakato Majomboni radio program, advocating for peace and conflict resolution.
The ward suffers low literacy standards due to poverty. Upon election, she intends to lobby for improved education standards with a more stringent focus on needy and marginalized children.
The ward’s health facilities are in a poor state, and she intends to lobby for improved health services. More immediate will be to offer free medical camps and partner with development agencies to ensure more people access health services while working to improve existing health infrastructure and services.
Many youth and women in the ward are unemployed. She intends to lobby for better working conditions and encourage the women and youth to open businesses to be self-reliant.