Pauline Njoroge Biography
Among the many political bloggers in Kenya, Pauline Njoroge is one to pay attention to. Her influence on matters concerning governing the country is one to consider when making national decisions. She scrutinizes the decisions the government makes and points out the areas where the government has been failing.
Pauline has been instrumental in making the government accountable, especially to the youth. She does not have a big media network. Her power is in her ability to leverage her following on Facebook. Who is Pauline Njoroge and why should Kenyans keep tabs on her? Here is what we found about her.
Pauline Njoroge Age and Family
She comes from the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya. Pauline was born in 1990 or 1991 in Githiga village, Kiambu County. Like most Kenyans, she comes from a Christian background from which she learned the values of life.
Now as an adult, Pauline continues to practice these values in her work and personal life. As of 2023, she is ripe for marriage but her focus has remained on pursuing her career ambition. We can say that she is single.
Becoming an influential person in Kenya was never in her imagination. Her greatest dream was coming out of poverty. Pauline knows poverty. She lost her mother at an early age and her father’s financial position could not sustain the family.
Despite lacking finances, Pauline was a sharp student. Her only way out of poverty was to excel in education. She excelled in her final examination at Moi Girls but joining campus reminded her of her limitations. With the help of a church, she joined Catholic University but her dreams were cut short when she could not pay the full amount for the first semester.
Her breakthrough moment came when she was working in a posho mill owned by a couple who decided to live with her. As a posho mill attendant, Pauline started reading materials that familiarised her with the political situation in Kenya.
Learning about the politics of the country sparked an interest, one she never imagined. And just like that, the hope that was once dimmed to darkness was lightened. Pauline knew she wanted to be actively involved in politics. The only space to do so was her Facebook account.
Rising of a Public Figure
Slowly, she started posting content about the political situation of the country. Gradually, her content began gaining track. People started following and others reached out to her. In 2013, she was invited to be involved in the presidential campaigns as a communications manager for The National Alliance Party.
With the new identity, she worked with New Partnership for Africa’s Development and the African Peer Review Mechanism to advance the African Union Agenda.
Prior to these opportunities, she joined the Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies at the University of Nairobi where she did a master’s in International Studies.
Now, Pauline is an influential political blogger in Kenya. Her leaning is clear. After supporting former president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2013 and 2017, she has never relented her support despite his preferred candidate losing in the 2022 presidential elections.
Now, Pauline is a heavy critic of the government headed by President William Ruto. Pauline has criticized the government over the high cost of living, delayed payments to civil servants, and recent demonstrations led by the leader of the opposition Mr. Raila Odinga.
Impact and Net Worth
Pauline has been an inspiration to many young men and women in Kenya. Out of poverty, she has worked herself to rub shoulders with some of the most influential people.
Now, she is living a comfortable life. Her net worth could be approximately 10 million. Other Kenyan young people having a national impact are media guru Lynn Ngugi, Clergy Man Pastor T, and reporter Hellen Aura. Read about them to be inspired.