Coming enforcement – where the rule of law

Coming from a system where Kenyans keep dying on the roads mainly
because of problems like infrastructural development, policy and levels of
enforcement – where the rule of law is negotiable – becomes a challenge in improving
livelihoods through sustainable development and good governance principles. The
demand for policy makers capable of driving the industrialization and
infrastructure agenda for our country cannot be under emphasized hence my
application to the Commonwealth Scholarship.

 

After graduating from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and
Technology with an honours degree in Civil Engineering, I am now seeking
scholarship to support my studies in the United Kingdom at master’s level. With
guidance on transport and land use planning with particular reference to the United
Kingdom would fulfil my interest in governance of transport and transport
policy. I will bring a distinctive and considerably integral viewpoint to my
post graduate programme and I will take the technical and academic knowledge
from my studies back with me to Kenya to further my career aspirations as a
practitioner of good governance and community development.

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In December 2016, I was featured in the very first issue of a
magazine called “Queengineers” that sought to highlight young lady engineers
from various fields in the profession. The aim of the magazine was to encourage
more ladies to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
careers. I contributed to the magazine by writing about my role as a Roads
Engineer who studied Civil Engineering and the impact my work has on the local
communities as well as the country as a whole. In addition, with increasing
disputes in construction contracts in Kenya, I sought it fit to pursue dispute
resolution procedures. In November 2016, I did Introduction to Construction
Adjudication course and I am currently in the process of applying as an
Associate with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch), and I
intend to pursue it to further stages to provide a speedy mechanism for
settling disputes with the increase in infrastructural projects.

I have learnt equally valuable lessons in participating in
extracurricular activities. In middle school, I was a member of the school
band, basketball team and drama production. In high school, I played tennis and
netball and was a member of the environmental and AIDS awareness club. These
platforms gave me an opportunity to interact with people from varied
backgrounds while competing and communicating effectively with team members
both orally and in writing. While in university, I was in the International
Association for the Exchange of Students of Technical Experience (IAESTE)
association where we hosted several social events for the international
students who were on their traineeship in Kenya. This was a good platform for
cultural exposure and international cooperation and understanding amongst us
students.