Martha Karua ‘Iron lady’ was born in Kirinyaga county. She is the daughter of Jackson Karua and Josephine Wanjiru Karua. She is the second born in a family of eight siblings. However, Martha Karua is an advocate of social justice. Martha is a lady who has kept her fight for human rights and improvements of the democratic process burning.
Education of Martha Karua.
Martha took her ordinary levels to advance the level of her studies at Kabare Girls boarding school and Kiburia Girls secondary school. However, she later join Karoti Girls High school, Kirinyaga county, where she did her East African School Certificate. Thereafter, Martha proceeded to the University of Nairobi, to study law.
In 1980 and 1981, she enrolled at the Kenya school of law for the statutory postgraduate law course which is a prerequisite to admission to the Kenyan role of advocates and licensing to practice law in Kenya.
Age of Martha Karua.
Martha Karua was born in the year 1957, on the 22nd of September. She is 63 years of age as of the year 2020.
After she graduated, Karua worked as a Magistrate in various courts in Kenya before beginning her own law firm which she ran till 2002, Martha Karua & Co. Advocates. However, Martha is the founder member of the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC). Martha has also been in several positions in Kenyan Government, like serving as a Member of parliament for the Gichugu Constituency. At the risk of being blacklisted by the Moi government, because of her defense for several human rights activists.
Martha Karua is a divorcee and a mother of two, Wawira and Njoka.
Martha Karua has immensely contributed to the development of family law and especially the distribution of Matrimonial property as well as constitutional and administrative law. However, she was among those who formed the political coalition, NARC. The NARC won the 2003 general election in Kenya.
In 1991, Karua was recognized by Human Rights Watch as a human rights monitor. In 1995 December, she received an award by the Federation of Kenya Women Lawyers for advancing the cause of women.
The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of jurists awarded her the 1999 Kenya Jurist of the year however, in the same year and same month, the law society of Kenya awarded her the legal Practitioner Due Diligence Award.