Hon. Zipporah Kittony has immensely contributed to women empowerment in the country as one of the longest serving Chair of the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization. Her 11-year tenure as chairperson of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake, then the largest and most influential women’s organization in the country, has over time contributed to increased number of women taking up leadership positions. She also worked on a programme to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and improve maternal services in various parts of the country. Hon. Kittony has made her mark in Kenya’s history by supporting women and youth. Her achievements in promoting women and youth affairs has seen her earn several awards including the Order of the Grand Warrior in 1998 and the American Biographical Institute Women of the Year Award in 1999.
Kittony became the first female chairperson of Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK), Kitale, in 1979. She steered the Kitale District show leading to its expansion and diversification and also served as a nominated councilor of Nzoia County Council.
n 1988, retired President Daniel arap Moi nominated her as a Member of Parliament. She was also presented with the Order of the Grand Warrior award for her exemplary work. She was nominated by Kanu as a senator during the 2013 General Election. As a nominated Senator, served as Vice Chair Senate Committee on Health, Labour and Social Welfare
She was awarded the Order of the Burning Spear, 1st Class, Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS)