Bomet county former finance Director Ms. Rose Chepkirui Kositany has hinted that she will join elective politics in preparation for next year’s General Election.
Ms. Kositany has set her eyes on the Bomet East constituency parliamentary seat and will battle it out with incumbent Mr. Bernard Bett and former area MP Mrs. Beatrice Kones who is also seeking a re-election.
The 30-year-old said she had made the decision following consultation with her family and residents of the constituency and decided that change was needed in the area.
“I will be vying for the position of MP in Bomet East constituency because of various reasons including the fact that as people of that constituency we have not been receiving funding for necessary projects and I believe I am the right person to make that right.” She said.
She added that why the constituency has been made to contend with wrong projects is because there was no consultative approach of leadership currently to engage the electorate in what needed to be done for them.
“It is easy to find CDF funds being allocated to building a classroom in a school that already has enough classrooms.” She said.
She cited financial challenge as one of the major constraints that women face when aspiring for political seats because resources were controlled by men either their husbands or fathers making women at a disadvantage in competing with male counterparts.
However, she called on Bomet East residents to stand with her in her endeavour as she was willing and able to take the constituency to a higher level of development.
“I am young, energetic and full of ideas that can propel this constituency to one of the best performing in using available resources for development and implementation of public projects for the benefit of all and sundry,” she said.
She added that she will be involved in consultative and servant leadership engaging widely with residents for their output to improve their livelihoods for the better.
She noted that the culture of believing that women cannot lead should be shunned because with education anything was possible and anyone with great ideas should be given the opportunity to lead.