Hon. Esther M. Mathenge - Commissioner

Hon. Esther M. Mathenge - Commissioner


Hon. Esther Murugi Mathenge EGH is currently a Commissioner with the National Land Commission, Kenya who has vast experience on matters of land administration and Valuation and Estate Agents.

She serves as a Council Member to the University of Tangaza. Tangaza University is a constituent college of Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) working towards a charter. She was appointed in February 2020.The role of the Council is to direct the affairs of the University.

Hon. Esther M. Mathenge is the current chair of the University Council’s Corporate Affairs Committee. The role of the Committee is amongst others to oversee the University’s compensation and benefits policies, evaluate senior executive performance, oversee succession planning for the senior management and to review and to recommend to the  University Council corporate governance guidelines and the Code of Conduct for the University. She is also a trustee of the Nairobi Hospital.

Hon. Esther M. Mathenge has a Master’s degree from the UNIVESITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE in Global Business and Sustainability in Social Entrepreneurship.

She holds a BA in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi, and is a registered member of the Institute of Surveyors in the Valuation and Estate Agents’ Chapter and Land Management Chapter.

Hon. Esther M. Mathenge worked with Government of Kenya as Land Administrator and several real estate companies.

Hon. Esther M. Mathenge has been a member of parliament representing Nyeri Town Constituency from 2008- 2017. As a Member of Parliament, her job was to represent the people; legislate and oversight both the executive and judiciary.

Hon. Esther M. Mathenge has had opportunity to serve as a Minister (currently referred to as Cabinet Secretaries) for two ministries. She was the minister for Gender, Children and Social Affairs. This involved the formulation for the care of children and most vulnerable in society i.e.  Elderly and persons with disability (2008-2010).

She also served as the Minister of Special Programmes. The appointment entailed dealing with disasters both manmade and natural. Her responsibilities also required her to formulate disaster management and HIV policies (2010-2013)

Hon. Esther M. Mathenge has a love for women and encourages them to step up and aim high. She has in the past worked very closely with international organization SORPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL Kenyan Chapter. This organization worked with women to improve their social economic and education standards. She served as the Chairperson of the Kenya Chapter in (1998-2001)

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