Hon. Dr. Susan Musyoka has been a Private Medical Practitioner, practicing Medicine since 1980 and also being involved in leadership and in various developmental activities in her County of Machakos in Kenya. In March 2013, she was elected as a Member of Parliament in the Kenya National Assembly, representing Machakos County on an Affirmative action seat. As a parliamentarian, she serves as a member of the House Business Committee and in the Health committee. On issues of Evaluation, she is the Vice Chair of the African Parliamentarian Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE). In 2015, she initiated the formation of the Parliamentary Caucus on the use of evidence with the aim of mobilizing fellow parliamentarians towards the use of evidence based information in legislation making, oversight and decision-making processes. Currently she is the Chair of the Caucus that draws its membership from both the Kenya National Assembly and the Senate. It is her belief that as a champion for use of evidence in decision-making both in the Kenyan Parliament and in Africa as the APNODE Vice Chair, she will be able to influence parliamentarians to adopt the use of evidence in their decision-making roles for a better Africa and the world as a whole.
Hon. Dr. Musyoka holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB., ChB.)1980 – Nairobi University; and a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) 1990 – Leeds University (UK).