Charity Wayua

Charity Wayua

Charity Wayua (born 1985) is a Kenyan chemist and researcher, who serves as a Corporate Strategy Associate at International Business Machines (IBM), based in the Greater New York City area.

Background and education
Charity attended Alliance Girls High School, in the town of Kikuyu, in Kiambu County, were she obtained her High School Diploma, in 2002.[1] She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, from Xavier University in the United States, obtained in 2007. Her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, was awarded in 2011, by Purdue University, in the state of Indiana, United States.

Her studies in the United States were sponsored by scholarships awarded by the Zawadi Africa Education Fund, founded and supported by Susan Mboya, a daughter of the late Tom Mboya, one of Kenya’s founding fathers. The Zawadi Fund, an American 501(c)3 non-profit, sponsors academically gifted, disadvantaged rural girls in Kenya, to study in American universities, then return to Kenya and contribute to national development.

She later married Peter Ayiro who is currently working as a German teacher at her alma mater, Alliance Girls’ High School.

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