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Margaret Obiero was born in Manyata sub-location in Kisumu county in a family of four children. The widowed mother of five lives in lower Kadongo sub-location of West Kisumu ward in Kisumu County. She schooled in Manyatta Primary School and the former Nyanza Christian College High School. She is perturbed by the plight of the needy thus this is where she borrows her motivation to contest so that she can be able to help them. Her vision is to bring developmental activities to people of west Kisumu ward which will help raise their standards of living.Margret is not new to politics since in 2002 she contested a councilors seat in the same ward of West Kisumu and lost.

She is a businesswoman and runs a boutique which has helped her to get income for supporting her family and also giving back to the society through engagement in local community development activities. The business has also enabled her to join women groups like Kwamabusa Women Group where she serves as the secretary and they practice horticultural farming. The revenue generated from the sale of their produce is channeled to a group bank account thus the members can access credit facilities as shareholders. She also serves as the assistant chairperson of Chandi To Okchanda Women Group which consists of twenty-five members where they practice merry go round and table banking. She is the secretary of Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Women Self Help Group in Maseno division. The group consists of forty members who practices merry go round where they visit each other as a group in their respective homes. She has worked with the Kenya Breweries Company Today Tusker as a netballer for two years.

Development Agenda:  

Water

Water has been a perennial problem in West Kisumu ward and the problem gets worse during dry spells because women waste valuable time to fetch the commodity by walking long distances to the lake. Margret intends to lobby the county government to set aside funds that will enable the expansion of the Kisumu water treatment plant and also ensure that every household in the ward is connected with clean tap water.

Empowerment

Majority of youth lacks job opportunities from within thus movement from rural to urban centers for job searches is very high. Margret intends to work closely with other stakeholders to create job opportunities within the ward for local youth. He also intends to woo investors to the ward to set up enterprises so that the local youth can get jobs and be able to fend for themselves and their families.

Health

Kisumu region in general has one of the highest HIV/AIDS cases in the country and this affects West Kisumu ward as well. Margret purposes to run joint campaigns together with other stakeholders to create awareness, support VCT programs and offer assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families.

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  • MCA
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