Betty Maina is the second Muranga County Women Representative elected on a United Democratic Alliance Party ticket, having defeated media personality Waithira Muithirania of the Jubilee Party in the 2022 general elections.
Betty Maina came to public attention in 2019 after being appointed as a director of Athi Water Development Agency by the then-Principal Secretary for Water, Mr. Joseph Wairagu.
Her fame would skyrocket and garner national attention after details of a multimillion-dollar house she was building for her parents became public.
Betty Maina was born and raised in the Kigumo constituency and is in her early 30s. She completed her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education at Kangari Upcountry Academy in 2003, and then transferred to Naaro Girls in 2004, where she studied for four years until 2007, when she sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
Betty Maina enrolled at Mt Kenya University in 2018 to pursue a degree in development studies and will graduate in 2022, just before the general elections.
Betty N Maina is well-known not only in her Kigumo constituency, but throughout Murang'a County.
She had dedicated her life to serving her community before entering politics, participating in various community projects such as fundraising for needy students. During her community service volunteer work, she met Murang'a county leaders who would later prove to be very important in her success.
Following the 2013 general election, in which the National Alliance Party won the majority of seats in the Mount Kenya region, she was nominated as office administrator by the then-Women Representative of Murang'a County, Sabina Wanjiru Chege. She held this position until 2019.
Betty was appointed to the Athi River Development Agency's Board of Directors in 2019, where she will serve until 2022.