By Wanja Waweru
Anne Waiguru, the Chairperson of the Council of Governors has revealed that she always wanted to be a public servant.
“I used to say that one day, I’d like to be a PS. I think I was 28 at the time. Between 28 and 32 years old, ” Waiguru said in an interview with NTV on Monday night.
Ms Waiguru said she considered re-entering the public service sector, in a different position, after her exit from Cabinet in 2015.
She however said she was persuaded to try politics.
“So, I actually decided to try it out. Even then, when I was working with the World Bank it’s because I had an interest in public service,” she said.
Her service at the World Bank opened up an opportunity into the sector.
The Kirinyaga Governor was working in the development world, coordinating programmes at the bank with Parliamentarians, when she got an opportunity in the government.
She was seconded to the Office of the President, then third President, the late Mwai Kibaki.
She was appointed in public service as an adviser to the then PS of Reforms Joyce Nyamweya.
“….and that’s how I got into the service,” she said.