Women de­serve top posts in JP – Apol­los

MP says if em­pow­ered and in­formed, women are good re­source al­lo­ca­tors

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - ELIUD WAITHAKA @TheS­tarKenya

Laikipia woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jane Apol­los and ac­tivist Win­rose Mwangi have said women should get top po­si­tions in the Ju­bilee Party.

Ad­dress­ing the me­dia in Nanyuki town yes­ter­day, they said women are the ma­jor­ity of vot­ers and de­serve key po­si­tions in po­lit­i­cal par­ties. The two urged the women to join po­lit­i­cal par­ties.

Apol­los said women can al­lo­cate re­sources eq­ui­tably, but they are not em­pow­ered and lack crit­i­cal in­for­ma­tion.

“If women in the ru­ral ar­eas are em­pow­ered and given proper in­for­ma­tion, they can do won­ders for this coun­try. I urge them to join par­ties to get the po­si­tions they de­serve,” she said. Apol­los said JP will win the next gen­eral elec­tion be­cause of its coun­try­wide sup­port.

Mwangi, who has de­clared in­ter­est in the Nanyuki MCA seat, urged Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto to work with women for them to win.

She urged men to sup­port women can­di­dates “be­cause they are ca­pa­ble”.

“Ju­bilee is as­sured of win­ning next year, but our fear is that many women might be locked out. The women should join the party in large num­bers and hope there will fair­ness,” Mwangi said.

Mwangi, a mem­ber of the Nanyuki Wa­ter and Sew­er­age Com­pany board of di­rec­tors, said women should be party of­fi­cials from the ward to the na­tional level.


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