Wavinya Ndeti was from in Machakos, Kenya. She is the second Governor of Machakos County, Kenya, and she has a background in both politics and business. Machakos County is now led by Ndeti, who serves as governor. Wavinya was an assistant minister in the Kenyan ministry of youth affairs and sport from 2008 and 2013, and before that, he served as a member of parliament for the Kathiani Constituency in the 10th Kenyan parliament.
Wavinya Ndeti Biography
Wavinya Ndeti (born 8 November 1967) is a renowned Kenyan politician and a businesswoman who is presently serving as the 2nd Governor of Machakos County. She formerly served as a Member of Parliament for the Kathiani Constituency in the 10th Kenyan parliament and as an assistant minister in the ministry of youth affairs and sport from 2008 to 2013.
She was the foremost lady to be elected as a member of parliament in Machakos county since independence. She was a CCU candidate in 2013 and a WDM-K candidate in 2017 for Machakos Governor.
Before she served as the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development, and Public Works, and she was chairperson of the governing council of the Kenya Water Institute since 7 February 2019.
Wavinya Ndeti Age
Wavinya is 55 years as of 2022, she was born on 8 November 1967, in Machakos County, Kenya. He celebrates his birthday on 8 November every year, and her birth sign is Scorpio.
Wavinya Ndeti Height
Ndeti stands at an average height. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.
Wavinya Ndeti Education
Wavinya studied at Mount St. Mary’s Primary School and obtained a Certificate of Primary Education. He kept on with her secondary education at Kenya High School. Wavinya then graduated with Diploma in Computer Studies – from South Bank University -UK. She also holds a Diploma in Business Systems Analysis and Design – from Computer Training Center, UK.
She obtained a Diploma in Business Systems Analysis and Design. – Computer Training Center. Wavinya received B.Sc. in Computer Science from South Bank University, UK. Wavinya graduated with M.Sc. in Business Systems Analysis and Design from The City University, London. She then earned M.Sc. Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University in the UK.
Wavinya Ndeti Career
Wavinya is the Governor of Machakos county, following the August 9, 2022, election. He is a Kenyan professional and a businessman. Ndeti joined politics in the year 2007 contesting and being elected MP for the Kathiani Constituency under Chama Cha Uzalendo.
Before, had participated in the ODM-Kenya primaries, which she claimed were rigged in favor of incumbent legislator Peter Kyalo Kaindi, forcing her to switch to Chama Cha Uzalendo. She eventually won a landslide victory, garnering 28,178 votes against Kaindi’s 9,813.
Transport Chief Administration Secretary (CAS) Wavinya Ndeti officially resigned to fully concentrate on politics, where she was aiming to become the Governor of Machakos. Talking during a press conference at her office, Wavinya stated that she is proud of being part of the accomplishments made by the Transport Ministry, saying now it’s time for her to serve Machakos people.
“My vision is to serve the people of Machakos so that they can be able to sustainably exploit their natural and creative resources to full potential,” she said.
Her resignation comes a few days ahead of the deadline issued by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, requiring public servants pursuing elective offices in the forthcoming general elections to have resigned by Wednesday next week.
Ndeti has served in the position for a period of 2 years, after being appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2020 when he reshuffled the Cabinet. She first competed for the Machakos Governor’s seat in 2013 and 2017 where she lost to Governor Alfred Mutua.
She nevertheless rejected the results and accused Mutua of rigging, with the legal battle ending up at the Supreme Court where Mutua’s win was upheld.
Wavinya Ndeti Husband
Wavinya was married to Dolamu Henry Oduwole. The couple was married in 1990. Unfortunately in 2016, her beloved husband passed away. Dolamu Henry Oduwolewas the Youth and Sports Assistant Minister.
Oduwole died in 2016 at Nairobi Hospital on Sunday morning, where he had been admitted after his blood pressure shot up drastically. Wavinya’s elder brother Raphael Musyoki told the Star that Oduwole passed on while in the ICU at around 1.30 am.
“I was called by my sister at around 1 am, telling me that her husband’s condition had worsened. Upon arriving at the hospital a few minutes later, he passed on,” Musyoki said.
“He has been on and off the hospital since March. He has actually been to Matter Hospital, Nairobi Hospital, and even London. But this morning, God decided to have him rest,” he said.
He said that Oduwole’s death came as a big blow to the entire Ndeti family, as he held a big place in their lives and in their heart.
“It is a big blow not only to his wife Wavinya but also to the entire Ndeti family because to us, Oduwole was not just an in-law but a son in the family. He was very supportive on any family matter,” said Muysoki. He described the late as a very humble man who respected the young and old.
Wavinya Ndeti Children
Wavinya has three kids, two boys, and one daughter together with her late husband called Charles, Daniel, and a daughter Mary. Wavinya celebrated her daughter Mary Nzuki who lately graduated with a law degree from Strathmore University.
“Congratulations to my daughter Mary Nzuki Ignatius Ndeti on your graduation from Strathmore University with a degree in Law. Your dedication, hard work, self-sacrifice, and God’s grace has triumphed. I wish you nothing but success in your future endeavors.”
Wavinya Ndeti Salary
Ndeti receives a gross monthly salary of Ksh 924,000 as the Governor of Machakos County.
Wavinya Ndeti Net Worth
Wavinya has an estimated net worth of $5 million. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as a Politician. Through her various sources of income, Wavinya has accumulated good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.