Women must go for more elective posts – legislator

Women must go for more elective posts - legislator

Women leaders in Nyandarua County have complained of numerous challenges facing them while executing their duties as leaders.

Speaking to the press on Monday during a day-long training in Ol-Joro Orok Town, Women Representative Wanjiku wa Muhia said that women leaders have proved to perform well both in and outside Parliament and time has come when women now need to contest for more seats.

“We have achieved many things as women. We are ready now to face our male counterparts in  2017 General Elections. Let us go for all these seats given that Kenya Women Parliamentarians Association (KEWOPA) has set the pace for us,” said Ms Muhia.

Margaret Wamuyu, a nominated MCA, claimed  that they have been forced to withstand mistreatment by a section of elected male leaders who disregard women’s potential.

“We cannot make decision as leaders because we are seen as ordinary members of the House and not leaders by our male counterparts,” lamented Wamuyu.

She further appealed to the electorate to treat the women candidates with respect and give them an opportunity to “sell” their visions during the campaign period.

Written by Paul Barasa

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