The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network Council has re-appointed Ruth Jemutai Rop as President for the Kenya Chapter of the Network, in accordance with Article 16(1b) of the YAWC Network Constitution. Ruth’s position is crucial as the network seeks to impact our society and the world at large. She is expected to mobilize more women in the East African country for empowerment, in conformity with the YAWC Network’s objectives. Her mandate will last for a two-year renewable term.

Ruth is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She is an associate arbitrator with the Chartered institute of arbitration. She is passionate about law and Justice especially to the vulnerable. She has practiced law, worked with the office of the Attorney General and now a Chief Officer in charge of Lands & Housing at the County Government of Uasin Gishu (The youngest in the county’s executive).

She has participated in many initiatives towards women empowerment and Mentorship. She has visited many schools as a motivational speaker to encourage the girl child to excel in their education in order to secure their future.

She is a co-founder and partner of Rop Chelashaw & Company Advocates, a law firm that seeks to help the society to access justice. In her current position as a Chief Officer in charge of Lands & Housing, she encourages women to invest in land and real estate as a way of economic empowerment.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws, LLB, from Moi University, a Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law, Certified Public Secretary (CPS) from Kasneb and currently pursuing Master of Laws LLM, at the University of Nairobi.

In the same vein, Pauline Akinyi Oduor has been appointed as the Vice President to Ruth Jemutai within the same period of two years, subject to renewal.

Pauline is self-directed professional with excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills to build consensus and promote teamwork. She is trained as a Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advisor under the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA). She covered units like Sexual Assault, Gender Based Violence, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), among others.