Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Biography
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was born in Nairobi as the third child into a very poor family of casual workers. Despite the many challenges that come with poverty, her hard working mother was able to put her through both primary and high school while instilling the discipline necessary to excel in life.
She worked hard in her pursuit of a better future and by the time she was 17 years old, she was paying her way through college by working numerous jobs. She worked as a house girl, hawker, a toilet cleaner, car cleaner and office cleaner. On graduation from college she earned herself a position as sales girl.
This discipline and determination to succeed resulted in rapid promotions and various accomplishments until she became a sales and marketing executive for a multinational firm in the city. She later went on to form her own business in the city excelling both as an entrepreneur and single mother to her two sons and one daughter.
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Today
Later on in life she gave her life to Jesus Christ and become a born again Christian. Thanks to her determination to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and great leadership skills, she is the founder and presiding Bishop of the Jesus Is Alive Ministries (JIAM), an international Christian organization with headquarters in Nairobi Kenya.
Today, with one of the fastest growing churches in the continent of Africa, JIAM is becoming a ministry to the world with offices in many nations, touching many hearts and changing many lives through its various departments.
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has been used mightily by God. She oversees a massive congregation and her dynamic ministry has transformed nations especially through the media television program entitled ‘The Glory Is Here’.
She is an author of many Christian books and also oversees a monthly magazine, the ‘Faith Digest’.
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru – National Leadership
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has for a long time been actively involved with matters of national concern. As a leader she has for years been a vocal participant in governmental policy and leadership issues across the board.
Politicians have for years called on the Kenyan churches when elections are near on a vote seeking mission only to soon after renege on their every promise to the people of Kenya . Her call to national leadership (politics) is as a result of the people demanding better leadership and representation in government.
In 2007, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Starehe Constituency in a hotly contested election in one of the most challenging constituencies in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya.
She now has the opportunity to not only continue pursuing better governance for the Kenyan people but to also be a key participant in the policy making and implementation process as we work together towards a better Kenya.
In 2008, she was appointed into the cabinet as an Assistant Minister for Housing.
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Education
She has a Doctorate in Divinity excelling in the matters of religion, education and human sciences. Recently, she obtained a certificate on governance from Harvard University – USA.
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Husband, Wedding and Marriage
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru was married to Mr Kamangu
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Children
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has two children, Stephen Ndimu and Evans Kariuki.
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru House
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Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Profile and CV
Hon. Bishop. Dr. Margaret Wanjiru: Date of Birth: 22nd December 1961
Dec. 18 2012: Margaret Wanjiru declares her candidature for Nairobi’s governor seat on an ODM ticket.
Margaret Wanjiru is a Kenyan politician. She belongs to Orange Democratic Movement and was elected to represent the Starehe Constituency in the National Assembly of Kenya since the Kenyan parliamentary election, 2007.
She risked losing her parliamentary seat after a vote recount carried out in 2010 indicated that her opponent Maina Kamanda (PNU) won the election with a clear margin.As a result a by-election was held on September 20, 2010, but Wanjiru retained the seat beating Kamanda.
Commitee Membership: 2008 to Date: Kenya Women Parliamentary Association – Member
2008 to Date: Assistant Minister, Ministry of Housing
2007 to Date: Member of Parliament, Starehe Constituency
2002 to Date: Presiding Bishop – Jesus Is Alive Ministries
1994 to 2002: Founder & Director Jesus Is Alive Ministries.
1989 to 1993: Evangelist.
1987: Self employed (Business Lady)
1985: Business Manager
1984: Sales Executive
1983: Sales Girl
1982: Office Cleaner & store keeper
1981: Toilet Cleaner (Janitor) & Car cleaner
Bishop Margaret Wanjiru Education
2009: Completed Executive Leadership course in Governance, Harvard University U.S.A
2003: Honorary Degree in Divinity, U.S.A
2002: Ordained as an Apostolic Bishop
1997: Ordained as a Reverend
1979: Secondary School “O Level”
1975: Primary School