Ruth Wambua was born in Kangundo and at the age of 6 years the family located to Nairobi where she was raised and schooled. She went to Kariobangi primary and Mwala girls for her primary and secondary education respectively. She holds a certificate for Chaplaincy level II and III trained by Adventist Church and diploma in Clearing and Forwarding by Kenya Institute for Cargo Forwarders. At the community level, she was also trained by Faulu Kenya and Equity bank on Financial education for women and youth. She has done community work as a volunteer and having seen and experienced the challenges in Umoja II, she is motivated to represent her people in the county assembly. Her vision is to restore the long lost glory of Umoja II ward.
Ruth Wambua has served as a community health volunteer with SOS Buruburu. She also serves as the chairperson of Nyumba kumi initiative in her Umoja II area. She has worked hand in hand with the local administration to improve security in Umoja II ward. She is the founder of Active Hope and LUKALKIS self help groups based in Umoja II he chair and treasurer respectively. The groups are involved in community projects and are currently saving with saccos focusing on establishing bigger projects that will see women and youth from the groups employed. Currently, she voluntarily feeds 25 kids from ……children’s home.
Most primary schools within the ward have no adequate water facilities. Unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and lack of hygiene not only affect the health, safety, and quality of life of children. This makes education a struggle for many students. If Ruth is elected, she lobby the national government through the area MP to improve the sanitation blocks in the schools, ensure water is piped and flowing in taps and push for the construction and equipping of a library that shall serve both primary and secondary students.
Ruth hopes to improve the already existing public health centers for better delivery of services to the patients. She will lobby the county government to furnish the facilities with modern equipment and making ensure that all medical staff report and attend to patients as expected.
In order to fight poverty and economic dependability in the family unit and the society, there is a need to empower and invest in the woman. Ruth hopes to empower the women by including them in public forums, self sustainable projects, table banking, forming and saving in saccos. She will further help the women form and register groups and link them up to uwezo and women enterprise funds.