•Museiya also stirred a serious public debate back in 2019 when she suggested that children in the city’s Early Childhood Development Education centres should have lessons on language and culture.
Former Nairobi Nominated MCA Silvia Museiya has emerged as President William Ruto's youngest Principal Secretaries.
She was among the 51 names shortlisted by unveiled by Ruto on Wednesday.
Museiya was listed under the State Department for Wildlife.
She was a nominated MCA in the second county assembly under the Jubilee Party until last year when she joined President William Ruto's UDA Party.
At 34 years old, she comes from a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural background and was born to a small hunter-gatherer indigenous community of Mukogodo forest in Laikipia North called Yiaku.
Museiya attained her Bachelor of Education (Arts)at the University of Nairobi, College of Education and External Studies between 2007-2011 and later got her Bachelor of Laws from Mount Kenya University,2016 – 2020.
Between 2016 – 2017 she attended YALI (Young African Leadership Initiative) Religion Leadership School.
Museiya was also an English/Literature and History teacher at State House Girls’ High school and Laikipia Air Base Mixed Secondary between 2011 and 2017
In October 2015, she was appointed to chair Indigenous Peoples’ National Steering Committee on Climate Change (IPNSCCC) and subsequently nominated by 31 Indigenous Peoples’ organizations across Kenya and Tanzania to sit in the 9-member climate change council chaired by the president.
This process has however stalled at the National Assembly.
Before the August polls in 2017, she contested for the position of Deputy Governor in the Jubilee party primaries for Laikipia County alongside Thuita Mwangi.
However, they lost and Museiya returned to work at the Jubilee Party headquarters as a volunteer attached to the SG’s office.
This year in February she enrolled at the Kenya School of Law ( KSL, for an Advocate Training Programme.
Museiya is also an author and editor of various publishing houses such as East Africa Educational Publishers (EAEP), Longhorn Publishers and Law Africa.
To this end, she has published two books with EAEP that are currently used in Rwanda, Poetry and literature contributions to Longhorn Form Four book, and an Elections training manual by Law Africa.
This year in February she enrolled at the Kenya School of Law (KSL), for an Advocate Training Programme.
She was the first and only nominated member to serve as a chairperson of the Education, Children and Vocational Training Committee.
Museiya introduced enactment of the following Bills now laws of the County, Polytechnics and Home Craft Centres Bill, Early Childhood Development and Education Bill, Civic Education Bill and Creative Arts Bill.
She also stirred a serious public debate back in 2019 when she suggested that children in the city’s Early Childhood Development Education centres should have lessons on language and culture.
According to Museiya, indigenous languages are quickly becoming extinct, especially in metropolitan areas and having a lesson dedicated to these languages will help children identify with their culture.
She also successfully debated and passed over fifteen Motions that shaped progressive policies in the City.
Those who had the habit of misappropriating public funds must have faced her wrath in one way or another.
This is because of her ruthless and candid oversight submissions that have always stood out in the county assembly Public Accounts Committee.
In 2020, Museiya stole the public limelight when she stood firm against the impeachment of ex-governor Mike Sonko.
According to her, the Impeachment was not on merit and asked the Senate to dismiss it.