Team Embrace Kenya yesterday took its campaign to Wajir County where leaders slammed proposals to scrap the position of Woman Representative.
Besides reducing the number of MPs from 416 to 147, Thirdway Alliance also proposes the capping of monthly salaries for elected leaders to a maximum Sh500,000 for the President and Sh300,000 for MPs, as well as having the Senate as an Upper House with veto powers.
Speaking at the Embrace tour of Habaswein in Wajir South yesterday, the women leaders
Wajir Women Rep Fatuma Gedi defended the seat, saying there were major development projects women had implemented in their counties.
“Calls have been made to scrap the Woman Rep position by some politicians, but that will not succeed. We are here to remind those pushing the agenda to scrap the positions that they will not succeed,” said
Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi said there was
The team comprising legislators drawn from the Senate, National and County Assemblies, also vowed to support the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
The women who have been moving
Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga said they had agreed to work together to unite Kenyans under the umbrella of the handshake.
“As Embrace Mashinani, we stand for peace, love
Kisumu Woman Rep Rosa Buyu said the unity between the two leaders had allowed peace to prevail.
The women leaders faulted area MP Omar Mohamed, who said Deputy President William Ruto should automatically take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta once his term ends.
“We in Jubilee know that after Uhuru Kenyatta, it’s William Ruto. That was the deal we had when we supported the President. We don’t know anybody else come 2022,” said the MP.
His remarks were, however, received well from speakers who instead urged the leaders to embrace the handshake.
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