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Kagwiria Mbogori - Vote For Women, They will never forget you.

Kagwiria Mbogori, the former chair of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), has advised Kenyans to vote for competent female leaders in the August 9 elections.

Women are natural leaders, according to Mbogori, since they perform their matriarchal roles successfully. 

 As a result, if educated female politicians are given the opportunity to govern the country at the national and county levels, the country will be in safe hands.

Her comments come after NARC Kenya party leader Martha Karua was announced as Raila Odinga's running mate by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party on Monday.

“I hope that the people of Kenya heed this clarion call. Women are very good leaders,” Mbogori said on the JKLive show.  

She went on to say that during her time as head of the KNHCR, she saw personally how women can improve their families' fortunes, and that this will become the standard once female politicians are given significant seats at the country.

“It is a thing I have heard all over. When girls are educated parents reap the rewards and this is leadership at a family level, therefore, I want to urge Kenyans to vote for women, and they will not forget you. Let’s choose women who will deliver, those whose track records are not full of lies.” She said.

Mbogori reinforced her point by pointing out how chamas (fundraising merry-go-rounds), have grown all over the country despite being perceived as a women initiative. This, according to Mbogori, demonstrates how women may initiate new initiatives that benefit the economic growth of the country.

“The small model of merry go rounds is everywhere because women and even men join chamas now. I think we are in that space right now we will be able to better the livelihoods of Kenyans but women need to be there.”  she quoted.

While hailing Karua's revelation as historic, Mbogori pointed out that women remain outnumbered in Kenya's political offices, civil service, and commercial sector.

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