Female politicians are gradually rising to greater positions. Many have been given a chance to serve and proven both efficient and effective in their duties. Kenyans are good at rewarding good deeds. With the 2022 presidential race taking shape; let us see who can take which position.
For you to be selected as a running mate, you must have the ability to deliver votes. In politics, numbers are all that matters. All other parameters aim at getting these numbers and winning the election. Of the many female politicians in Kenya, a few are outstanding.
1. Margaret Kenyatta
She is the current First Lady of Kenya being the wife of President Uhuru Kenyatta. She has occupied the office since 2013. Her work record is highly rated by many. She is tirelessly moving all over the nation serving Kenyans in the best way possible. Although she has not shown any interest in political positions, she deserves a try. Many have come to love her for her epic track record. They can return their favor by putting her into the second most powerful office in the Republic come 2022.The exit of President Uhuru Kenyatta might be her induction into active politics.
2. Ann Waiguru
She is the Kirinyaga County Governor in her first term. Ann Waiguru served previously as the first Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning. The National Youth Service scandal that she was implicated in brought her a lot of fame. She hit headlines for a while before being cleared by the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission. She has ever since remained popular. In the larger central Kenya region, she is one of the most popular female politicians. Her sharp stands and political stamina can see her deliver remarkable votes if selected as a presidential running mate in 2022.
3. Aisha Jumwa
Aisha Jumwa is the current Women Representative for Kilifi County. She is also a very influential and vocal female politician from the coastal region. She was elected on the Orange Democratic Movement party ticket. However, recently since the handshake of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, she is offering most of her support to Deputy President William Ruto. Jumwa commands a large pull of coastal and national supporters. In the event she is selected as a presidential running mate in 2022, she can surely make an impact.
4. Millie odhiambo
Millie Grace Akoth Odhiambo is the current Member of Parliament for Suba North constituency. The graduate of University of Nairobi School of Law has worked as a lawyer and women and children rights activist. ODM party nominated her to Parliament in 2008 and she won the Mbita constituency Member of Parliament seat in the 2013 election. She is bold, fearless, determined and ambitious. From the broad Nyanza region, she has a huge following and support. If given a chance to be a presidential running mate in 2022, she can deliver votes from the large nyanza region and Kenya as a whole.