President Ruto lobbies for more women governors in next election

President William Ruto has called on Kenyans to consider electing more women for the governors position in the coming elections citing advanced development and innovations in the counties that are currently led by women 

Speaking in  Homabay county in the ongoing 2nd Homa Bay county international Investment conference, President Ruto has reported that two of the three governors who have leased out county land for the setting up of special economic zone in the country are women, lauding their visionaries manifesto to create employment and reviving the economic status of the counties.

“Of the three special economic zones issued to counties, two of them are from counties where women are Governors. In fact, Kimani Ichung’wah has told me we should seriously consider making these seat of governors a women seat…maybe women can do a better job,” said President Ruto.

President Ruto subsequently expressed support for female Governors nationwide, further stating that they are doing a tremendous job of carrying out their mandates.

“I want to tell the G7 our great women Governors that you have my support as you do the wonderful job that you are already doing. I want to encourage others, if you have a chance to elect a woman Governor, don’t squander that chance, elect a woman Governor,” he said.

He similarly indicated a willingness by the Kenya Kwanza government to accommodate a 30 percent female representation in the Council of Governors (CoG) as per a request made by CoG Chair and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru.

“I don’t know how Constitutional that is but Council of Governors (CoG) Chair Anne Waiguru has requested for 30 percent (female representation). I think the men were willing to consider the whole governors but since you have asked for thirty percent we will go for that,” said the Head of State.

The Homa Bay tour by the head of state is aimed at inspecting the progress of his Kenya Kwanza pet projects like the construction of 110 units of affordable houses in Homa Bay town, the renovation of both Homa Bay and Kendu Bay piers and construction of a fish market in Homa Bay town in the region  and officially open the county International Investment Conference.

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