Penina Malonza is an appointee cabinet secretary for Tourism in the government of President William Ruto. Her appointment took place on September 27, 2022.
She is the former Senior Executive of the non-governmental organization Compassion International. In 2013 she was appointed deputy governor to governor Julius Malombe from 2013 to 2017.
Early life and Age of Pennina Malonza
Penina is from Kibwea in Mutomo Region Kitui county, details on her date and place of birth are not available as well as her parents or siblings.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Information on her primary or secondary education is unknown.
Career Journey of Pennina Malonza
Malonza served as a senior executive with the non-governmental group Compassion International which helped disadvantaged students from Kitui county’s schools.
From 2013 to 2017 she deputized Kitui to Governor Julius Malombe.
In 2017 after falling out with Governor Malombe she was selected by former Kitui Senator David Musila as his running mate to succeed Governor Malombe. However, both Malombe and Musila lost the 2017 election to Charity Karoki Ngilu.
In 2021 she announced her interest to run for women’s representative against Irene Kasalu current Kitui County Women’s Representative.
On September 27 2022 she was appointed the cabinet secretary for Tourism by H E Dr. William Ruto to replace former CS for Tourism Najib Balala. In a surprising twist, she is one of the two cabinet secretaries from the Ukambani region. Additionally, she is the first-ever CS from Kitui South Constituency.
Penina Malonza Family Husband and children
Details about her parents and siblings or husband and children are unknown since she seems to
keep a low profile.
Penina maintains a low profile and her net worth remains her personal secret.