Commissioner Caroline N. Lentupuru, MBS, HSC, was appointed on December 21, 2021, to serve at the National Gender and Equality Commission. Ms Lentupuru holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA and a Bachelor of Education (Arts) degree from Moi University.
She is a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion specialist, a Do no Harm principal Trainer of Trainers, governance and intergovernmental relations advisor. At the Commission, she serves as the convener for Minority & Marginalized Groups and Regional Office Coordination.
Before her appointment, Commissioner Lentupuru was the Director, Governance Affairs at the Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (2018-2021) where she supported the Committee in the coordination of intergovernmental sector consultations, resolution of intergovernmental disputes and harmonization of National and County governments policies and legislations. She served as a County Executive Committee Member in Baringo County Government from 2013-2017 where she supported farmers to double production in agriculture – coffee, beans, maize crops and Milk. She promoted on-farm fruit trees forestry and clean energy jikos uptake in the County. She contributed to the sugar sector reforms when she was identified as a member of the Presidential Sugar Industry Taskforce in 2019. She also was appointed by President to serve as the Honorary Treasurer for the Kenya Medical Training College. She served as a gender and development coordinator at World Vision Kenya where she supported girls’ education and mentorship.
As a gender resource specialist and a grant-winning proposal writer, Commissioner Lentupuru gives back to the community through various works of charity in aid of the less privileged in society. She is specifically volunteering to link development partners to the community to support development and livelihood interventions such as clean water, scholarships for bright and needy girls, women empowerment through kitchen gardens, bee-keeping and peace initiatives. She advocates against FGM and early marriages, achieving an International Campaigner Award. She also received an Outstanding Commitment Award in recognition of her academic excellence and community commitment.