MYWO of­fi­cial wants mem­bers to join bet­ter-run groups to re­gain pub­lic trust

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

Maen­deleo Ya Wanawake Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s name should be changed to win back pub­lic con­fi­dence as its name had been tainted, Nairobi chair­per­son Martha Miyan­dazi has said.

Women should also with­draw their sup­port for the or­gan­i­sa­tion as it is rid­dled with claims of cor­rup­tion and “all man­ner of evil”, she said.

Miyan­dazi added that women should join other groups which gen­er­ate in­come and are well-or­gan­ised.

“We have groups, like Di­a­mond Women of Kenya, which have or­gan­ised slum women and bought land for hous­ing. All these years, Maen­deleo Women have been fight­ing amongst each other and there is noth­ing con­struc­tive the MYWO has done,” she said on Wed­nes­day.

Miyan­dazi said she will push for the change of name and urge mem­bers to elect de­vel­op­ment-con­scious lead­ers.

MYWO is a women’s NGO that deals with rights and gen­der eq­uity.

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