Women must shun the conduct of stereotyping female politicians

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu (holding microphone) with other women leaders address journalists on the Building Bridges Initiative at a Nairobi hotel in October, last year.
 

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Charity Ngilu, the second governor of Kitui County and one of the two elected women county bosses, thrust herself into Kenya’s presidential race after being in politics for barely five years.
  •  Ms Martha Karua, the long serving MP for Gichugu, a former minister in the Kibaki administration and the Narc-Kenya party leader, made a go at the highest office, in the 2013 General Election.
  • Although more women are now moving to top management roles in other sectors, indications are clear that the journey to high – specifically elective political office, is still replete with thorns.

Charity Ngilu, the second governor of Kitui County and one of the two elected women county bosses, thrust herself into Kenya’s presidential race after being in politics for barely five years, as an MP, and after only one parliamentary term.

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