Kenyan politician who is known for having served both as the Minister of Justice, National Cohesion, and Constitutional Affairs as well as the Minister of Water Resources Management and Development. She is also known for having been a former member of the Kenyan Parliament representing the Gichugu Constituency.
She studied law at the University of Nairobi and later attended the Kenya School of Law for her post graduate degree.
She was recognized by the Human Rights Watch as a human rights monitor for her work with women throughout Kenya. She was also awarded the Legal Practitioners Due Diligence Award in 1999 by the Law Society of Kenya.
She was born in the Kirinyaga District in the Central Province of Kenya. She was then raised in the village of Kimunye.
She was selected as Minister of Water Resources Management and Development by then serving president Mwai Kibaki in 2003.