Kirinyaga residents have sued to shield former Devolution Cabinet Secretary and Jubilee candidate Anne Waiguru from being locked out of their county’s gubernatorial contest.
While seeking to be enjoined as interested parties in another case in which Ms Waiguru had challenged recommendations by the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee, the residents claimed they are worried that the findings might lead to her being barred from participating in the oncoming elections.Read More
Murang’a County might have an equal representation of men and women in the National Assembly, if the four women who clinched the Jubilee Party ticket win in the August 8 General Election.
During the party primaries, voters sent home six sitting MPs but retained Kandara’s Alice Wahome while nominating two other women for parliamentary seats.Read More
The Jubilee nomination contest for MP in Kajiado East was always going to be an interesting one to watch. Two women were front runners in the quest for leadership position in a community known to be intensely patriarchal.
Kajiado East MP, Peris Tobiko was going head to head with Mary Seneta, the Kajiado woman representative. Such was the intensity of their rivalry that Julius Ntaiya, the other Jubilee aspirant in the contest, was completely overshadowed. Read More
Former Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, whom Parliament recently indicted over a Sh791 million National Youth Service scandal, has been cleared to contest the Kirinyaga gubernatorial seat.The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on Friday gave Ms Waiguru the green light to run for the top county seat at its Kerugoya town offices. Read More
More than 10 women candidates from Kakamega, Kisumu, Bomet and Lamu counties have been cleared by the electoral commission to vie for governorship, senate and constituency seats in the August 8 General Election.Read More
IEBC has cleared Jubilee Party’s nominee for Gatundu North MP’s seat, Ms Anne Wanjiku Kibe, who immediately declared that she brings a new dawn to the constituency that border’s President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Gatundu South.Read More
The Wiper party has been directed to urgently nominate Ms Wavinya Ndeti as its candidate for governor in Machakos County.The Political Parties Disputes Tribunal (PPDT) has ruled that though the recently repeated Wiper nominations for Machakos governor were not free and fair, it would be pointless to order another repeat because her main challenger is now vying as an independent candidate. Read More
IEBC has cleared seven candidates for the Nairobi senate race, including a 23 year old woman, for the August 8 elections.On Sunday, Jubilee Party’s Johnson Sakaja was cleared with six more candidates being cleared later.Only one of the candidates, Ms Suzanne Silantoi Lenge, is vying as an independent.Speaking after she was cleared, Ms Lengwe said the requirement that independent candidates submit 2,000 signatures of their supporters was the toughest of the conditions by IEBC. Read More
Women in politics have acknowledged that the path to leadership is not an easy one. Most of them brave intimidation, insults, innuendos and even humiliation on the campaign trail as they seek to be elected for various posts.Some of the women politicians who spoke to the Nation say they have been called names by their male rivals and their supporters. Read More
Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba entered Shimba Hills Room at the tail end of the entourage of politicians who accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta to the presentation of his nomination papers at KICC.
But as the party moved to the stage erected at the open grounds outside the convention centre in Nairobi, the man in a black suit and a green tie had jostled his way to the front alongside the youthful masters of ceremonies and the Jubilee Party’s headliners.Read More