Hon. Rose Mitaru was born in Runyenjes, Embu County, and married in Mbeere, Rose attended Kathanjuri Primary and later Embu Girls’ (today Kangaru Girls’) schools. She had a keen interest in sports while in school and served as the games captain in both primary and secondary school, excelling in different athletic sports, particularly the 1,500 metres race and hockey. Due to her composed demeanor she stood out as a respectable leader. The counseling psychologist joined the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) in 1978 where she graduated with a degree in Sociology. She later pursued a higher national diploma in psychological counselling at the University of Nairobi. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Development Studies at St Paul’s University. She is married and is the mother of four grown children who have blessed her with two grandchildren.
Hon. Rose Mitary landed her first job as a civil servant in the Ministry of Culture and Social Services in 1985, later rising to become a Deputy Director at the Family Life Program. In 1997, she joined the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) as a Program Officer in an advocacy program for the youth, women and other vulnerable groups, in 1997. It was while working at Life Skills Promoters that she decided to resign and concentrate in her studies and also venture into politics. In the National Assembly, the MP sits in the Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee and the Education, Research and Technology Committee.
Leadership and Natural Resources
Embu county has untapped natural resources that are mostly unexploted due to poor leadership. Hon. Miratu commits to people about the opportunities in Embu that includes huge unexploited resources through providing quality and accountability in leadership.
There is rampant unemployment among the youth in Embu county and Hon. Mitaru intends to ensure that a good number of the youth undergo training on income generating activities in order to enable them access opportunities availed by the government. She will work with the boy child, women and children.
There are visible divisions between the Mbeere and Embu people that are run by selfish leaders and Hon. Mitaru intends to lobby for both communities to work together and have a sense of belonging as people of Embu, through this encouraging social development.
- Women Rep