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Evelyne Akinyi was born and raised in Kanyadhiang’ village in Homabay County. One of six children, Evelyne attended the Rongo Primary School and Oyugi Ogango Secondary School before joining the Vision Institute of Professionals where she pursued the Kenya Accounting Technicians Certificate (KATC) sections 1 and 2. She later joined Kenyatta University where she graduated with a Diploma in Project Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

Her motivation to join politics comes from her desire to get a platform to lobby for women rights and the education of the girl child in Homa Bay county.  She has as the women’s representative for Homa Bay county is to eradicating poverty within the county through the implementation of sustainable projects across the county.

Evelyne currently works with Nyati Sacco, an organization that provides credit facilities to youth and women in Kanyadhiang’ ward. She is also a member of the Ngai Murunya Self Help group, the Women for Change group and the Kanyadhiang’ Women Group. In these groups, she has been involved in activities that are aimed towards self-empowerment of women and youth. Evelyne also serves as a member of the Women of Substance group in her church – the House of Grace Church where she is involved in mentoring and counseling members.

Development Agenda:  

Women Empowerment

In Homa Bay County, women are dependent on men and do not have their own resources. This is further influenced by low literacy levels among women coupled with culture. To counter this, if elected, Evelyne intends to run capacity building campaigns and mobilize women to form groups. She will source for funds to help the groups set up and sustain economic activities that will create employment opportunities for the women.

Health

A large number of young women in the ward consume illicit local alcoholic brews. Under this influence, many end up engaging in prostitution which often leads to sexually transmitted infections. If elected, Evelyne purposes to lobby the national government to set up rehabilitation centers within the county to help these women recover, working with local administrators to cut illicit brew supplies within the county. She also hopes to ensure funds from the Affirmative Action  Fund and the Uwezo Fund are disbursed to women to enable them establish small enterprises.

Education

Homabay County has a high number of young girls dropping out of school due ending up in early marriages or under-age pregnancies. If elected, Evelyne intends to lobby for increased bursaries for the education of the girl child. She also intends to continuously run campaigns that are aimed at sensitizing the residents of Homa Bay county on the importance of educating the girl child and ensure that mentorship programs are conducted within the schools in the county.

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  • Women Rep
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