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Kenyan women governors who hardly ever appear with their husbands

1.Cecily Mbarire

Following the general elections in 2022, Cecily Mbarire, a politician from Kenya, will serve as governor of Embu County on the UDA party ticket. She previously represented the Runyenjes constituency in the House of Representatives.

Between 2007 to 2017, she was a member of parliament for two terms.

She also spent two terms as a nominated member of parliament, from 2017 to 2022 and from 2002 to 2007 respectively.

The outspoken female governor is wed to Teso man Denis Apaa.

Together, the two are parents.

Mbarire has been successful in shielding the public from seeing her husband.

Her husband was never seen, not even during her gubernatorial campaigns.

He was only present when Cecily was sworn in as governor.Apaa seldom speaks to the media or appears at public gatherings.

2.Gladys Wanja

Gladys Wanga is the governor of Homabay and a well-known politician.

In the general elections of 2022, she won the position of governor of Homabay on the ODM party ticket.

She served as the Homabay woman's representative from 2013 to 2022 for two consecutive terms.

She is Raila Odinga, the leader of the ODM partydevoted ,'s follower.

Gladys was initially chosen to serve as the Homabay woman representative in the 2013 general elections.

She ran for the same seat in the general elections of 2017 and won it with no opposition.

The governor of Homabay is wed to George Wanga.

George and Gladys are parents together.

Gladys' spouse is hardly ever spotted with her.Gladys first made him known to the public when she announced her bid for the governorship of Homabay ahead of the general elections in 2022 during a rally.

3. Fatuma Achani.

Kenyan politician Fatuma Achani serves as the county governor of Kwale at the moment.

In the general elections of 2022, she was elected governor.

She is a member of the UDA party.

For two periods running from 2013 to 2022, she assisted her employer Salim Mvurya as the deputy governor of Kwale County.

Ali Kanga is the husband of Fatuma Achani.

Rarely do we see Fatuma with her spouse.In the three occasions that he has accompanied his wife to public events, Fatuma's husband has even shunned public speaking, just standing and waving to people when Achani recognizes his presence, then sitting down.

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