As Mayor of Thika between 2000 and 2004, Ms Mumbi Ng'aru made history as the first woman of her generation from Central Province to hold mayoral office, following in the footsteps of Margaret Kenyatta, who was Mayor of Nairobi in the 1970s.She
has since progressed in politics to become one of the key decision makers in the ODM party.
tenure, the World Bank
declared Thika Kenya's best-managed municipality.
The honour left Ng'aru speechless.From her
says, these achievements elicited respect, admiration and envy in equal measures.