A Professor of Soil Science (Moi University - specialist in Soil and water Conservation) with lecturing experience of over twenty years. Seasoned Administrator; having served as University Campus Principal for five years and University Deputy Vice Chancellor for three years. Served five years as a member of the East African Legislative Assembly and five years as MP Kenya National Assembly, representing Eldoret East Constituency. While in the National Assembly, served two and half years as the first Kenyan woman in the Speaker’s Panel, (Temporary Speaker), while serving at the same time as a member of the Budget, House Procedures and Standing Orders Committees. Has also represented the Kenya National Assembly in the African, Caribbean and Pacific – European Union, Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU JPA) where she chaired The Social Committee covering Environmental matters including Climate change and Sustainable Development; one year as Assistant Minister, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources and one and half years as Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology.