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Busia Women aspirants plan “coup” against their male counterparts

Busia Women aspirants for various seats  have vowed to  show their male counterparts  that they  are no pushovers in 2017 polls.
Speaking during a  Leadership and Mentoring  workshop for all women aspirants  at the Hotel  Itoya on Thursday  sponsored   by NDI,  the women  said time to relegate them to  the periphery and calling them flower girls  is long gone.
The women said  they managed  only one  MCA seat out of 35  wards in the county.  ” We are determined to get at least 25. We want men to  be nominated  and not women this time round,” they said.
Busia Women representative  Florence  Mutua presided over the opening ceremony.  The  aspirants present included  Cynthia Mutere and   Maureen  Namunapa who are chasing for the woman rep position. Others are  MP aspirant Mary Makokha ( Butula).
Among the MCAs  included FIFA instructor Margaret Omondi  who want  the Burumba ward seat,  Marsela Musakhi ( Bunyala West),  Beatrice Kanoti ( Bwiri Ward) and  Joan  Kubebea ( Mayenje Ward).
Mutua said as pillars of families women have the strategy on how  to get votes. He challenged  them not to abuse fellow  women  but to respect themselves and walk together.
” In the last elections  no single woman won the governor’s seat . This time we are sure of winning at least four including that of Kericho, Bomet and  Embu,” she said.
Makokha said women should not be squeezed  in one box called women representatives. She told them  to vie for every seat including  Governor  instead of  being cowards.

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