Here are the 8 female politicians who are eyeing gubernatorial seat for the first time in August General election in Kenya.
1. Purity Ngirici, Kirinyaga
Purity Wangui Ngirici is Kirinyaga County Women Representative, she was first elected in 2017 via Jubilee party ticket. She has been a strong ally of Deputy President William Ruto in Mt. Kenya region and ambassador of United Democratic Alliance party. She is eying for Kirinyaga's gubernatorial seat, a position currently held by Ann Waiguru.
2. Martha Karua, Kirinyaga
Martha Wangari Karua is a Kenyan politician and an advocate of social justice. She is a former long-standing member of parliament for the Gichugu Constituency and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She was Minister of Justice until resigning from that position in April 2009. Karua has consistently fought for the protection of women's rights and improvements to the democratic process. She is also interested in gubernatorial seat in Kirinyaga County to replace the current governor Ann Waiguru.
3. Agnes Kagure, Nairobi
Businesswoman Agnes Kagure has strongly hinted at vying for the plum Nairobi gubernatorial position in the 2022 General Election. The businesswoman, who is also a well-known philanthropist in Nairobi, could be the first woman to throw her hat in the ring in the battle which will pit her against politicians such as Senator Johnson Sakaja who is also eyeing the post.
4. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru, Nairobi
Margaret Wanjiru is a Kenyan politician and a Bishop at Jesus is Alive Ministries (JIAM). She is also popularly known as ‘Mama Na Kazi’. In 2007, she was elected as a Member of Parliament for Starehe Constituency in a hotly contested election in one of the most challenging constituencies in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru will vie for the Nairobi Governor seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket on August general election.
5. Susan Kihika, Nakuru
Susan Wakarura Kihika, is a Kenyan lawyer and politician, who is the current Senator for Nakuru County. She was elected to that position in 2017. Prior to that, she served as the first female speaker of Nakuru County Assembly. Susan Kihika is also the President of the IPU Bureau of Women Parliamentarians. She is a gubernatorial aspirant for Nakuru County ready to replace the current governor Lee Kinyanjui.
6. Peris Tobiko, Kajiado
Kajiado East MP Peris Tobiko, who recently joined Deputy President William Ruto’s party UDA, will be trying her lack for the Kajiado Governor seat that Joseph Ole Lengu will be aiming to retain for a second term.
7. Gladys Wanga, Homabay
Gladys Atieno Nyasuna Wanga is a Kenyan politician also eyeing for the gubernatorial seat in Homabay County. She is the current women's representative for the Homa Bay County having clinched the seat in 2017 during the last general elections in Kenya.
8. Aisha Jumwa, Kilifi
Aisha Jumwa is a Kenyan Politician who was born and brought-up in Takaungu, Kilifi. She is the current Member of the National Assembly (MP) for Malindi constituency since 31st August 2017. Previously, she served as Women Representatives for Kilifi County. She is also a gubernatorial aspirant in Kilifi County on a UDA ticket.
Content created and supplied by: msafiri91 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More