The Star (Nairobi)

12 March 2013

Kenya: Women Rep-Elect to Focus On Education

Photo: Capital FM
Attorney General Professor Githu Muigai petitions supreme court on gender rule interpretation (file photo).

Trans Nzoia women representative-elect Janet Nangabo has said she will address challenges in women education and initiate peace in the county.

Nangabo said she will work to have laws legislated that will see the living standard of women uplifted. She regretted that most women are poor and lack resources which would help empower them economically.

"Women need to get quality education alongside their male counterparts, this is one of my priorities" she said. Nangabo made the remarks during her first speech at the county after she was declared the winner.

She thanked the electorate for having considered her saying she will cooperate with the losers for the development of Trans Nzoia. She said she will help in uniting all communities in the county.

"Don't worry if your candidate did not win in elections, because I am there for those who voted for me and those who voted against me" she said.

She said she will not discriminate against anyone or any community but will work to have women and children's issues addressed appropriately.

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