Gladys grew up in a political family. Her father the late John Nyasuna, was a councillor and chairperson of Kisumu County Council. Gladys emulated him and developed interest in politics at an early age. In 2003, when at Kenyatta University she became the first female to be elected as the Secretary General of the Student’s Union. After University she remained active in politics and engaged in ODM party politics while still working in LVCT Health. In her term of service, she seeks empowerment of women and youth and education for the girl child. In parliament, Gladys spearheaded the formation of the Information and Public Communication committee.
10th March 2013 → 16th July 2017 for Homa Bay
13th February 2013 → 2016 of Coalition for Reforms & Democracy
2013 → 2017 of House Business Committee