Leah Nachere becomes the first elected woman in Turkana

Her rivals had the gift for what you could call kizungu mingi. Their common denominator was to mock her for daring to contest a seat she couldn’t even write. But when the last ballot for Lake Zone ward in Turkana County had been counted, Leah Nachere was a clear winner. she couldn’t even understand the gap between the runners up and herself because the 67-year-old woman is illiterate. But as Anne maw the reports, Leah is educated in the real language that matters in elections, the art of winning.

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