Ngilu abandons Kitui politics, lauds Raila for giving voice to women



On Tuesday, June 7, 2022 – Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has commended Azimio La Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga for his faith in women leadership.

Ngilu said by nominating Martha Karua as his running mate in the August 9th polls, Mr Odinga affirmed women’s space in national leadership.

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“It’s a monumental moment for Kenyan women. This is just the beginning. The sky is the limit to what women can achieve given the opportunity,” she noted.

The Governor was addressing the Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) 70-year anniversary fete at the Kenya School of Government Mombasa.

While calling for protection of the girl-child rights, the county chief also urged women not to shy away from elective politics which has over the years remained largely dominated by men.

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She had joined Mrs Karua, Public Service, Youth & Gender Affairs CS Prof. Margaret Kobia and MYWO national chairperson Rahab Muiu, among other women leaders.

The meeting brought together women from Tana River, Kilifi, Lamu, Kwale, Mombasa and Taita Taveta counties.