Governor’s press and The county diary correspondent
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu today called on women leaders, to change their politics from gender based to issue based approaches.
“As a woman, you need to show the difference that you’ll make in leadership, not just telling people that you are a woman” She said.
She urged women leaders to grow thick skins against those who look down upon them . “You will be called all sorts of names and nasty things will be said about you but never get distracted from pursuing your goal”, the governor said.
She was addressing women and leaders during the launch of Women in Leadership Curriculum, a program seeking to bring forth transformative leadership in county women executive.
“On the referendum calls, we as Women leaders should have a stand and a voice for the other women. We should give reason why we are pushing for the one third gender rule. Lets show the difference now so that the electorate can entrust us with leadership positions,” she said.
The meeting was attended by, H.E Governor Mutahi Kahiga -Nyeri County, H.E Governor Charity Ngilu -Kitui County, Prof. Margaret Kobia, CS,Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Mr. Charles T. Sunkuli, CBS. Principal Secretary State Department for Devolution, H.E Deputy Governor Susan Kikwai – Kericho County ,H.E Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Chebotip Cheruiyot -Nandi County, H.E Deputy Governor Caroline Wanjiru Karugu -Nyeri County, Zebib S. Kavuma,UN Women Director – Kenya office, Zebib S. Kavuma among other delegates