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  • Women Leaders Celebrate after Meru Governor Survived Impeachment
  • Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika thanked the Senate.

Women leaders celebrated outside the senate after Meru Governor, Kawira Mwangaza survived impeachment.

Led by Suba North MP Millie Odhiambo, the women celebrated Mwangaza’s survival.

Celebrations outside the Senate after Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza survived impeachment
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Other leaders present were; Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria, Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, former nominated senator Millicent Omanga, and ex-Wajir Woman Rep Fatuma Gedi among others.

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika thanked the Senate for following its conscience and doing the right thing ,

“There is a God in Heaven who is just and fair. To the Senate, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for following your conscience and doing the right thing! My sister Gov Kawira more grace! Continue serving the great people of Meru County! It is well,” she said in an X post.

Kawira Mwangaza The Heroine

Different Women leaders described Kawira as a Heroine,

Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti congratulated Mwangaza, saying she was happy her colleague was set free.

“As I said earlier, God will never forsake you, he has fought this battle for you. Kudos to our senate for standing with the truth. Governor Kawira can now accelerate much-needed development for the people of Meru,” she said.

“Kabaki, kabaki, kaende, kaende.”

Women leadership slowed by patriarchal norms

 International Court of Justice has previously noted that women get frustrated  while vying for political sits with quitting the campaigns at the level of party nominations.

This is because men have dominated the political party decision-making structures.

Lack of resources places many women aspirants at a disadvantage because the men in the leadership positions of political parties tend to support the male candidates with deep pockets.

Moreover, it is an uphill task for the women aspirants to convince the men to support them due to the fact that we live in a patriarchal society.

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