Gusii women leaders yesterday vowed to support ODM's executive director Janet Ong'era for the Kisii county Senator's seat. The over 200 women who were led by the Gusii Women Revolution Movement coordinator Lucy Bwari and councilor Joyce Isaac said they have devised strategies on how to campaign for Ong'era in the county to enable her win the seat. "We are going to back Ong'era up to the end. We want to tell men to support us to win the seat so that we can also support them in the Governor's seat," Bwari said.
She said that the time for women to vie for top seats has come and called on all women to come out and support their own. "We have been left out of leadership positions for many years and that is why we have decided to rally behind one of our own in winning the seat," Isaac said. Isaac added that they will support women who are vying for parliamentary seats saying that the region has for many years never had a woman MP. "We are not going to leave any chance to anybody because the new constitution recognizes us," Bwari said.
However, councilor Felista Metobo said they only agreed to support former Narok Teachers College Principal Milcah Kerubo Miruka for deputy senator. "We did not agree to support Ong'ra for the senator seat because she has not come out to address us. We only agreed to support Miruka as deputy senator," Metobo said.