Kenya’s Elizabeth Kangethe elected Mayor of Barking &Dagenham
Ms Elizabeth Kangethe was elected unopposed to the position of Mayor - Barking and Dagenham 2014-2015. Her story is inspirational , from a humble beginning to holding one of the highest position in East London.
The position of the Mayor is very ceremonial and her primary role will be to promote civic pride and community cohesion
Elizabeth joins the current Mayor of Southwark is Councillor Abdul Mohamed who is also from Kenya.
Ms Kangethe made headlines in 2010 when she was first elected Councillor in 2010 , following in the footsteps Mrs Marianne Alapini another Kenyan female who represented the labour party in Chelsea and Kensington as early as 2007
Other Kenyans resident in the UK that have joined in the civic leadership are the recently elected Mayor Mrs. Mary Kiruhi who was elected as a councillor representing Townstal Ward in Dartmouth, UK on Tuesday 7th January, 2014 after a by-election.
From Kenya London News, its Congratulations to the Mayor of Barking & Dagenham – Ms Elizabeth Kagethe!