Dr. Susan Musyoka was born in a middle class family and is the third born among four girls and a boy. Her father who was a teacher and the first Secretary General of the Africa Inland Church passed away when she was only nine years old leaving her mother, also a primary school teacher to cater for the family. The family fortunes changed and the family had to relocate from the city to the village. This transition was not easy but she was able to settle in and excel in her studies thanks to role models like
Prof Florence Musiime who comes from the same village. Dr. Musyoka went to Mulango Girls’ Secondary School, in Kitui and proceeded to Nakuru High School, a mixed school for her A-Level education. While at Nakuru High, her class of 30 students had only four female students with her being one of them. Dr. Musyoka joined the University of Nairobi in 1980 to pursue a degree in Medicine and proceeded to study for a Master’s degree in Public Health. She has worked in private practice as a medical doctor for more than twenty years.
Hon. Dr. Musyoka has been active in the Rotary movement, through which she has initiated water projects. She served as the president of the Machakos Rotary Club between 2005 and 2006. She has contributed to school development programs and served as the chairperson of several school boards, the most recent being that of the Machakos Technical Institute, now Machakos University.
She sits in the Parliamentary Health Committee, and collaborates with the health cabinet secretary in the county on health related matters. She is a mentor and often visits schools to counsel and encourage girls and youth to take up science subjects, work hard and access available opportunities while encouraging women who are most disempowered to take up business opportunities available in the county. She is also active in other poverty reduction development activities within the county.
Empowerment of women and youth
Women and youth in the county are mostly poor and not sufficiently empowered. Hon. Dr. Musyoka will lobby for increased funding to empower women and youth so that they can be productive members of the society.
Education and Skills Development
Young people within the county have limited technical skills to compete for available opportunities. Hon. Dr. Musyoka intends to enable skills development by youth where they can be trained on hands on skills that will increase economic freedom.
There are insufficient health facilities and Hon. Dr. Musyoka promises to improve health services int eh county.
- Women Rep