Charity Ngilu was born in Machakos District in 1952.
She has worked for the Central Bank of Kenya and Chase Manhattan for 10 years.
Mrs Ngilu also managed family businesses for eight years and later served as a Member of Parliament for Kitui Central Constituency for 20 years.
During her tenure, she served as head of two ministries; Water and Irrigation as well as Health.
She holds a BA in Leadership & Management from the University of Nairobi.
She was married to the late Eng Michael Ngilu and has three children.
She has been nominated for Cabinet Secretary Land, Housing and Urban Development.