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30 Busia women aspirants converge in Busia for a workshop

Over 30 women aspirants  from Busia County  have arrived in Busia for a three-day workshop sponsored by the National Democratic Institute,  a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
NDI   wants to empower Busia women to  enable majority of them participate in next year’s  General elections  and   emerge winners to   meet the one third threshold.
Among the aspirants in attendance include  Mildred  Makhanu Etete  who has entered the race  for Malaba South  Ward  currently held  by  Philip Mudai.
Other aspirants includes Regina Omonge  who wants to unseat  Tony Onyango (Burumba Ward), Grace Omasete  who is challenging Deputy Speaker Moses Ote (Angurai South MCA ) and  Margaret Aluku  who is gunning to unseat  Gardy Jakaa as Bukhayo North/Walatsi MCA.
In  2013 polls only one woman , Florence Kunguru ( Bukhayo West Ward) won  the MCA  seat out of 35 wards in the county.
This prompted  Busia County Government to nominate  16 women to meet the one third threshold.
Photo: Margaret Aluku

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