Political leadership Opportunities & Challenges for Muslim Women.

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Friday, December 14th 2018

By Charles Muthoka.

Today, the County Government of kitui through the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture, in partnership with the Council of Governors and UNWomen has held a Gender meeting for Kitui Muslim Women groups, at Kitui Township Muslim Hall.

The CEC in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture Patrick Musau Koki, informed the Muslim women in attendance that, they should stand tall and seek leadership positions like any other person in Kitui County.

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He also encouraged them to join groups and register them with social services so that they may get support to start their business since the Governor’s plan is to empower all the Kitui Women to be economically stable.

“Kitui belongs to all of us, so you should not take back sit and wait others to lead when our Kenyan Constitution has given everybody right to do Economic projects and go for leadership positions regardless of his or her gender” Patrick Koki said.

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Other speakers in the meeting were the deputy director in the ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture Mr Shadrack Musyoka, Paul Kuria from Council of Governors and the Nominated member for Kitui County Assembly Hon. Mumira Mohammed.

Hon Mohammed, encouraged her fellow Muslim Women to wake up and fight for their leadership rights in Kitui County.

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“My people let us take advantage of this forum, which has been organised by our Governor Charity Ngilu and make it to be our turning point as Muslim Women so that, we may come out of poverty” Hon Mohammed said.

More than two hundred Muslim women from Kitui County had attended the meeting.

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