Pauline Njoroge. [PHOTO: COURTESY]

In the realm of young, bold, and daring leaders in Africa, Pauline Njoki Njoroge stands out. She is a well-known Political Blogger in Kenya, a political party strategist, and the Jubilee Party Deputy Secretary General of Jubilee Party. 

She came into the limelight in August 2020 after her appointment as a board member of the Tourism Regulatory Board was revoked, for questioning the significance of Nairobi National Park in a past Facebook post.

Never afraid of playing with fire, Pauline has never relented in expressing strong views against the Kenya Kwanza Government led by President William Ruto. The blogger was arrested on July 22, in Watamu, Kilifi County, alongside two others, for reportedly ‘having narcotics drugs’ during a search of their car and hotel rooms. On July 24, they were released on free bond.

Unknown to many, her rise to the top has not been a walk in the park. Pauline completed her O-levels at Moi Girls Kamangu, Kenya. However, her dreams of attending college were hampered by financial constraints. 

Undeterred, she sought education sponsorships, even attempting to meet former President Daniel Arap Moi for support, but her efforts did not yield the desired results. Nevertheless, her determination remained unshaken, and fate smiled upon her when a generous friend provided her with Ksh100,000, enabling her to pursue higher education.

Despite facing financial hardships, Pauline persevered, enrolling in various esteemed institutions, including Catholic University and Mt. Kenya University. She pursued a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Nairobi’s Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies.

In 2017, she was honoured with the Head of State Commendation for her exceptional service to the country. Pauline is the Founder of the Eagles Leadership Foundation, which nurtures young leaders and creates opportunities for them to contribute meaningfully to the development of their communities and the continent at large.

Her expertise in communication led her to serve as a Communications Specialist for NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat, a semi-autonomous state agency, where she participated in high-level meetings, including African Union Summits and the United Nations General Assembly.

Pauline enjoys a vibrant social media following of over 130,000 on Facebook and more than 40,000 followers on Twitter. Her digital reach has amplified her advocacy efforts, inspiring countless individuals in Kenya and beyond.