Hon. Rose Museo was born and raised in Makueni county. Married for 30 years and a proud mother ofone child,she is motivated to vie for an elective position by her ability to positively transform lives in the various communities she has worked in. A believer in the potential of women, Hon. Museo’s role models are former Kibwezi MP, Agnes Ndetei and former Lands Cabinet Secretary and Kitui governor aspirant Hon. Charity Ngilu, for their boldness, outspoken and receptive nature and Hon. Nyiva Mwendwa whose dedication to changing women’s lives has borne fruits in the region to date.
After college, she returned to her rural home in Kati, to serve the community. She worked as a social worker with Action Aid Kenya for 19 years, interacting with communities in Kitui, Mutomo, Isiolo, Wamba, Maralal and the larger Samburu. This experience enabled her to appreciate blending the diverse and unique Kenyan cultures. Her involvement with the community, especially women and the youth, saw her vie for the Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization chairperson’s seat in Mokena. She got overwhelming support, with some members urging her to vie for the national seats. Rose concentrated on community building and served them whole-heartedly, and was appointed as the Director of the Children and Women Department in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in her home area. By 2010, she had become a household name in Ukambani with her work speaking on her behalf. She was a women’s rights advocate and her paralegal knowledge helped her deal with issues of gender-based violence. She worked with the community and the administration to seek justice for the oppressed, till a misfortune struck in 2007 when Rose was involved in a tragic road accident that left her with a broken leg. In 2011, as she was preparing to travel to India for an operation on the injured leg, and the community gathered to pray for her quick recovery where more than 600 people came and requested her to be their County Women Representative, a request she accepted. The legislator who is a member of the Labour and Social Welfare Committee as well as the Catering and Health Club Committee.
- Women Rep