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Former Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Breaks Silence On The Concluded Kenya's General Elections

Former Liberian president Ellen John's Sirleaf, has broken silence on the just concluded Kenya's general elections.

Taking to her social media pages, the former president lauded Kenyans for giving women a political space and giving them chance to serve in different capacities.

She noted that the number of women who got cleared to run for various seats rose significantly higher as compared to the last two general elections.

"It was inspiring to see women strongly represented in the Kenya's Elections and notably the progress made since 2013 when 980 women candidates were cleared to run. In 2017, this rose to 1,358. In 2022, it reached 1,768. I hope this is a sign that we are moving towards Gender Parity." She posted on her official social media pages.

In the concluded elections, number of women leaders increased significantly, for instance 7 women got elected as governors, they include; Homabay governor Gladys Wanga, Kirinyaga's Anne Waiguru, Kwale's Fatuma Achani, Mwangaza Kawira of Meru county, Nakuru's Susan Kihika, Wavinya Ndeti of Machakos, and Cecily Mbarire of Embu.

Source: https://twitter.com/MaEllenSirleaf/status/1559939642350346243?t=qT2Sh-2PgDhgzMlpRVm-SQ&s=19

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