African greatness, Count me in. Millicent Maina.

Millicent Maina, a fearless young African leader who is already influencing her community positively believes that her leadership is a calling and gift from God.

The young lady, a firstborn of two girls was an executive board member at the World Youth Parliament Kenya in charge of health and youth development.

With a background in Economics and IT from Maseno University, she is currently pursuing a professional qualification as a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA(K).

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Millicent also volunteers at the Young African Women Leaders Media Department and the Kenya Red Cross because she feels that people who are younger than her look up to her and she intends to ensure she makes Africa a better place for them in every area she puts focus on.

She has previously worked with an organization called FOCUS in Ruiru town that sponsors orphans and vulnerable children by paying their school fees, providing them with uniforms, food and learning materials.

I feel like many young people  look up to me and are inspired to work hard and achieve their dreams.  I intend to  always strive to be a good example. 

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Millicent with her public leadership track YALI fellows

When Millicent thinks Africa, she sees  potential and a very beautiful resourceful place. She therefore ensures that she does her part in equipping herself and confesses that being an alumna of YALI RLC EA equipped her as a leader.

The young lady is working on Masters degree and has a vision of working as an economist at the World Bank or Africa development Bank in the next three years.

She is in the process of establishing a project to empower kids who do not transition to high school in her rural area in Kirinyaga, Kenya so that they are able to acquire skills that will enable them to make a living.

She intends to see the project  grow and expand to at least 23 African countries within the next ten years.

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 I greatly admire Condoleezza Rice and her quote gives me life,  “You will make a difference in the world, but not immediately. Your first obligation is to find something you like doing, because if you like doing it you will do it well.”


When Millicent is not empowering the youth or equipping herself, she loves to cook and serve others her favorite food, Irio (mashed peas and potato mix) served with fried liver and nyama choma (roast meat).







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