Women encouraged to vie for elective posts

Former Nominated senator Emma Mbura PHOTO FILE

Kilifi,KENYA:Women leaders in Kilifi County have urged women to contest for political seats during this campaign period in order to change the old system of leadership that has been in existence since independence.

Speaking to Baraka fm on Thursday  in Rabai  sub county Mombasa County nominated Senator  Emma Mbura said women have the capacity to bring the desired change when given the opportunity.

Mbura said that when the number of women is increased not only in the national assembly but in both the senate and the gubernatorial positions change will be realized.

“Women have the the ability to bring the change that the society requires only if they are given the opportunity. I therefore recommend an increase in the  number of women not only in the national assembly but also in the senate and the governorship positions.” The senator explained.

Mbura defended claims that she was forced out of Jubilee  party saying that it was out of her political goodwill that she decamped to Maendeleo Chap Chap party spearheaded by Machakos governor Dr Alfred Mutua.

Concerning the girl child education in Kilifi county , the senator blamed the society for not giving the girl child a first priority but instead focus on the boy child.

She however urged parents to fully recognize the education of the girl putting into consideration the fact that women in the society have played a leading role in governance.

“For many years the society has ignored educating the girl child but has diverted its focus to the boy child. I urge parents especially in Kilifi county to consider the girl in the society as she has proved beyond doubt that she is capable of bringing change that the society requires.” She said.

On the other hand, Salama Mwadziwe a parent explained that girls can be very perfect managers in big organisations and have the ability to account for any private and public funds under their control.

She insisted that most women leaders who have held government positions performed better than their male counterparts.

“Our girls can be very good managers even in big organizations and are able to give an accurate account of any funds either from the private or public coffers. Women leaders have performed excellently well in government compared to their male counterparts.” She insisted.

However Salama stated currently Kenyans have made a step further as far as educating the girl child is concerned thus empowering and incorporating her in the current global leadership trends.

The out spoken politician has been an ardent defender of the Jubilee administration before decamping to the MaendeleoChap Chap in the recent past.