Women deserve top posts in JP – Apollos
MP says if empowered and informed, women are good resource allocators
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.
SHE SAYS WOMEN ARE THE MAJORITY VOTERS