Kenyan Female Governors– In the midst of the post-election tension in Kenya, some sort of good news have emerged through the victory of 3 female politicians.
For the first time ever in the Kenyan political history, the 2017 elections have produced 3 female governors.
The few women in politics fiercely played their cards this time to secure a merited place in the leadership course of the nation. Kenya is one of the African countries where women are least represented in parliament. It has the lowest female representation statistics in the whole of East Africa with a percentage of 19%.
The triple victory sends a strong hopeful message to the people in terms of inclusiveness and gender equality.
The first female victory will be Joyce Laboso in Bomet. The flag bearer of the Jubilee Party beat her rival Isaac Rutto with 67.2% of the votes; which translates to 175, 932 votes.
Joyce Laboso who was the deputy parliamentary speaker gave the race a fruitful fight. Prior to the election the female leader said this to Reuters:
“We have stepped up this year,”
“Society must stop thinking that women are mere flower girls.”
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Given the provisional poll results, Laboso has called on the incumbent governor to concede defeat.
“I expect Governor Ruto to concede defeat.
“The people of Bomet have spoken. We have a responsibility to heed the voices of the electorate,”
“The people of Bomet are waiting for Ruto to come out and concede defeat. His long silence is only building up tension,”
The second female governor is Anne Waiguru of the Jubilee party. With 159, 606 votes (54.09%), she won the gubernatorial seat for Kirinyaga. She contested against former minister, Martha Karua of National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) Kenya.
Anne Waiguru was always a prospective runner in the race and was largely believed to be ahead of her opposition. Until her resignation in 2015, she served as the Minister For Devolution and Planning.
For Kitui, Charity Ngilu who is also a former minister, won the election. Representing NARC Kenya, Ngilu defeated her rival male counterparts, Senator David Musila and incumbent Julius Malombe with 162, 768 votes which translate to 47.41%.
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In 1997, Charity Ngilu made history as the first Kenyan woman to run for presidency.
“Women have proved that they can be good leaders who want to change the lives of their people,”
On a general note election results have shown that Incumbent President, Uhuru Kenyatta won the election with 54.3% (8, 172, 822) votes; followed by Raila Odinga with 44.9% (6, 757, 527) votes.
Protests erupted with the opposition claiming that the election results were manipulated.
While Raila Odinga supporters insist that the election was rigged, EU election observers have debunked their claims saying there was no sign that the systems were hacked.
The AU and Commonwealth have joined thus to warn Raila Odinga supporters to accept the election results.
Before the election, Former president Barack Obama had called on both parties to avoid violence and accept the outcome of the elections. So far 2 people were reportedly killed in the brief protest.
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