10 charming photos of Kenya’s youngest deputy county commissioner, Rehema Kiteto Kenya news
- Rehema Kiteto was born in Samburu village in 1997 in Kinango constituency, Kwale county
- Kiteto firmly believed that she had something to offer the national government when she applied for the job
- She was one of 200 new lucky county administrators in a similar capacity that the government recently posted
When the Civil Service Commission (PSC) announced 450 vacancies for deputy county commissioners in 2020, 24-year-old Rehema Kiteto was among the candidates.
Fresh out of college and without any professional experience, Kiteto firmly believed that she had something to offer the national government if she got the plum administration post.
âI saw the ad and immediately applied. I then crossed my fingers as I had no connection other than fulfilling all the qualifications listed,“she recently told Nation.
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Much to her surprise, the woman who has always been fascinated by service to the people was invited to her successful interview and was deployed to Bomet Central.
She was one of 200 lucky new County Trustees in a similar capacity that the government recently appointed.
A graduate in Sociology, English and Literature from Egerton University, she was born in Samburu village in 1997 in Kinango constituency, Kwale County.
She attended Mwasere Girls High School in Voi where she performed well in her national exams and was fortunate enough to secure a place at Nakuru University for undergraduate studies in Arts, English, Literature and sociology between 2015 and 2019.
While on campus, Kiteto discovered she was a good writer, and a six-month internship opportunity at Standard Group Limited (Nakuru office) came at the right time just as she graduated.
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âIt was an overwhelming experience. I loved the profession and planned to go back to school and do a graduate degree in journalism. It was until my dad thought otherwise. to my career in the media industry. I tried to defend my interests, but lost to dad and ended up at home; something that hadn’t crossed my mind “, she told Citizen Digital in June 2021.
After completing her internship, she landed another in County Kwale, but this time as a social worker.
Her second internship opened her eyes to the world of the many social advocacy opportunities through Samburu Hands of Compassion which she founded to mentor young girls and women.
“As I continued in my community advocacy roles, I secured the position of youth leader representing my neighborhood as well as vice-chair and chair of the Kwale Youth Assembly Gender Integration Committee. This assembly was formed in 2019 “ she said.
Source: Tuko Breaking News