Are you among those who think having a first woman president is all we need to get there? Well, with feminism on the rise and an increase in the number of women becoming involved in politics around the world, the idea of a female president is anything but mundane. Anyway, Kenya currently has a president but if you had to pick one of these women to lead our beloved nation in 2017, who would it be ?
Charity Ngilu sure has the potential to lead Kenya. Would you let her grab the presidential seat? Remember how she sent chills down our spines by winning the Kitui Central Constituency seat on the Democratic Party ticket? Well, that’s not all. The outspoken woman also made a name for herself along with Wangari Maathai as the first ever female presidential candidates in Kenya when she ran for the presidency in the December 1997 general elections.
Martha Karua was among the opposition political movements that successfully protested for the reintroduction of multi-party democracy in Kenya in the early 1990s when the country was still under the authoritarian rule of the Kenya African National Union (KANU). This politician has since held several important positions in the country. But can her roles win her the big seat, if the country was to allow first woman president?
This ambitious woman has served Kenya as a lawyer and women and child rights activist. Besides clinching the MP’s seat, Millie has been bestowed with awards for her numerous works, but would you permit her to add the post of the presidency to her other milestone achievements?
Anne Waiguru is another female politician who has held several top positions in the government. From Head of Governance and the Economic Stimulus Programme at the National Treasury, Alternate to the Permanent Secretary/National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority and Advisory Board, and the Women Enterprise Fund Board, to Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning on 25 April, she has shown her face enough to be among the potential first woman president in Kenya.
This woman also has garnered a lot of remarkable names for herself. With all that she is known for (good and bad) would you vote for this beautiful patriotic lady to lead Kenya?
Kethi is a lawyer, lecturer and accountant. She was a personal attorney for the retired president Moi for a very long time. Kethi has the society at heart and never turns a blind eye on any acts that tend to negatively affect the society. We can recall when she charged the security personnel who committed ugly acts at Mount Elgon between 2006 and 2008, right? So do you think she is capable of being a president?
A Somali-Kenyan lawyer, diplomat and politician, Amina had led several top offices including being a Chairwoman of the International Organization for Migration and the World Trade Organisation’s General Council, as well as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. She is currently the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya. As yet, do you think she has done a great job enough to get your votes to lead Kenya?
Orie Rogo Manduli:
Orie is another woman in power who fascinates us. A self-acclaimed fighter and winner of different battles. Her outspoken character has seen her politically battle it out with men for various leadership positions. She is bold, but her boldness is yet to win her the presidential seat. Would you like her to grace the super power seat of Kenya next year if it was to happen?
Now I’ve done my part. It’s time you do your own part by voting the super woman you would prefer to be the first female president among these 8 women. Cast your vote on our page (Facebook and Below) and wait to see the person who tops. The results of poll will be announced on the same page. No rigging. No manipulation. It will be as transparent as possible.