Nancy Kirui is an electrical and electronics engineer graduate of Moi University. She currently works as a Rig maintenance engineer. She is a member of IEK and serves as a council member for IEK South Rift. Nancy is a wife and a mother of two.
A: I am a rig maintenance Engineer. My day-to-day activities involve monitoring rig equipment, repair, and servicing per schedule. Ensure availability of equipment to ensure smooth drilling operations. I also keep and update the spare parts inventory system and avail maintenance plan for my rig.
A: Yes, and No. I had two options to pursue Nursing or do engineering. My dad convinced me to settle for engineering since I was good at physics, computers,s and Math. Besides, I loved coding back in high school which is why I settled for electronics.
A: Yes. As a woman and a mother working in a male-dominated field requires a lot of time off home and that really affects my concentration at work. Managing family work balance requires a lot of dedication and mental endurance. Not everyone is there to understand the challenges. Sometimes one has to sacrifice a career for motherhood. I have learned to accept that motherhood is a season and once the season ends I will bounce back to my career fulltime
A: The number of ladies graduating in engineering is relatively low. Perhaps more mentorship is required at the high school level.
A: Engineering is solving society’s problems using invention to bring a positive impact to our communities.
A: Go for it. YES, you can.