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.