How to ensure women win in 2022 elections

Women leaders

Governors Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga during a past public function at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.

Photo credit: Isaac Wale | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • It takes a lot more convincing for Kenyans to believe in female leadership.
  • It is time to level the playing field by throwing your weight behind a female candidate.

Over 23 women have expressed interest in running for the governor’s seat in next year’s election. This is a remarkable improvement from the 2017 elections and if at least half of these women are successful, we could have at least 12 counties with women governors in 2022.

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