In the 2013 General Election, fewer women vied for various political seats in Nakuru County besides one reserved for them — Woman Representative.
However, ahead of the August 8 elections, an unprecedented number of women aspirants have positioned themselves to fight it out for various political seats in the County.
Homa Bay County is set to have four female MPs in the next Parliament, if the status quo created by the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) nomination remains in the August 8 General Election.
Three female aspirants bagged ODM tickets in the party’s nominations conducted in thehttp://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Homa-Bay-set-to-have-record-four-female-MPs/1064-3912984-bx0q32/index.html county on Monday last week.
Former Higher Education cabinet minister Margaret Kamar is headed for a major comeback in the national politics after she secured Jubilee Party ticket to contest for Uasin Gishu senatorial seat in the August 8 General Election.
he soft spoken and assertive academic, Prof Kamar garnered 65,931 votes to beat a field of 13 men who included the incumbent Isaac Melly who came fourth with only 10, 391 votes.Read More
Career educationist Dr Lilian Gogo defied all odds to clinch the ODM party ticket for Rangwe constituency in a male dominated race characterised by violence on Monday.
A lecturer at Egerton University, Dr Gogo is on the verge of making history by becoming the fifth elected female MP in Nyanza, a region where culture plays out against female gender.Read More
When the Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Susan Wakarura Kihika was declared the winner of the Jubilee Party senatorial nomination yesterday at the Nakuru ASK showground, two things stood out about her.
Ms Kihika is on the verge of making history by becoming the first ever woman Senator in Nakuru County if she is elected on August 8.Read More
When radio journalist Gathoni Wamuchomba declared her interest for the Kiambu Woman Representative seat few people took her seriously.
Most people dismissed her candidature, saying she was destined to fail considering that the incumbent is Anna Nyokabi, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s relative.Read More
For Sotik MP Joyce Laboso, to be a politician was the last thing she had intended.
But that political ‘‘accident’’ could now make her the first woman governor in the expansive Rift Valley region and the drop in the ocean of Kenya’s male dominated political field.Read More
Intimidation, thin financial muscles and political treachery, exhaustion and despair almost weighed down Charity Kathambi Chepkwony in her pursuit to represent the people of Njoro in the National Assembly.
But her resolve, zeal and gusto did not allow her to give up on the way and she is now the Jubilee Party nominee for the Njoro parliamentary seat in the August polls.Read More
Kenya could get its first female governor in the next General Election after 10 women formally submitted their bids, as indicated in the list of aspirants published by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Unlike in the last elections, where seven women were on the ballot, those who have expressed their interest this time are seasoned politicians, a majority of who have won electoral contests in the past.Read More