Roselinda Soipan Tuya, the current Women’s Representative for Narok County is the daughter of former Narok South MP, Samson Ole Tuya. She describes herself as privileged and having had opportunities that are not easily accessible to women in her Maasai community. Hon. Soipan grew up in a community where girls are marginalized and where culture was an impediment to progress. She was fortunate to join school even through it was in the rural area, allowing her to work hard and make a lasting impact within her community. Her mother had no formal education and her father, who was the only one among 15 siblings to attend school and later became a teacher and area MP is he greatest motivation. Hon. Soipan holds a Degree in Law from the University of Nairobi (2002) and later earned her Masters of Law (LLM) in International Sustainable Development from the University of Washington, USA. In 2010.
She has worked in different capacities for various government and civil society organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Kituo cha Sheria and the former Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, as a United Nations Volunteer Specialist. Having had an interest in politics, she peepared for this through working at the grassroots with the aim of doing more for women. Overcoming propaganda and discrimination due to her age, she went on to win the Women Representative elections by a landslide. Hon. Soipan chairs the Parliamentary Implementation Committee. She intends to lobby for Bills that enhance dispute mechanisms through which legal redress can address land and family disputes while being gender sensitive.
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