The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: 5,000 Women Endorse Education Minister for Governor

Higher Education assistant minister Kilemi Mwiria has challenged women to vie for elective positions in the March 4 elections.He was addressing more than 5,000 women at his Tigania West home who had endorsed him to run for governor.

He said women have been marginalised for many years and should be encouraged to come forward and occupy the positions."You should aspire to shape this country's destiny because they have the numbers," said Mwiria.

He said many women are afraid or have been denied leadership opportunities before.Mwiria called on women in the country to devote their energies in implementing the new constitution so that Kenyans could enjoy its fruits.

The Tigania West MP also urged leaders and members of the public to conduct peaceful campaigns to avoid plunging the country into chaos.He called for tough sanctions against aspirants who incite people to violence.

Mwiria claimed there is massive voter ferrying to Isiolo from Meru.He urged the IEBC to investigate the claims adding that if not checked, the vice will have devastating effects on the peaceful coexistence between the two counties.

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