Prof. Hellen Sambili

Prof. Hellen Sambili

Chancellor at Garissa University

Prof Hellen Sambili is currently the Chancellor at Garissa University. She is also known to many Kenyans as a politician after her successful parliamentary bid in the 2007 Elections thrust her into the political limelight and saw her being elected as the Member of Parliament for Mogotio Constituency on a United Democratic Movement ticket.

In 2008, she was appointed the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports. In 2010, she was named to a ministerial post in the Ministry of the East African Community.

Before entering into the political arena, Prof Sambili’s career was focused on shaping young minds in school and university. She taught at Moi High School, Kabarak and in 1993 joined Egerton University as a lecturer in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction where she rose through the ranks to become an Associate Professor