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NASA is biased against Kenyan women

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By Veronica | February 1st 2017

NASA is composed of not only one principal but four principals namely Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses wetangula. The four are understood to have agreed to adopt NASA as the uniting factor for all political entities represented by opposition leaders supporting a joint presidential candidate.

There is no mention of any woman nor did we see any woman raise her hand on the podium during the bomas meeting which was held recently. I have realised that in Kenya women are not consulted on any issue, instead they are used in campaigns, singing on the street and during demonstrations.

Most governors choose women as flower girls (to secure women's votes), now those women have woken up. If a woman declares that she is vying for a particular seat, the first question men will ask is,which party is she in? Which area does she come from? And is she married ?

Bias towards women is openly displayed. There is a saying that says you can learn a particular community by watching how they treat their animals. Kenyan leaders can be observed by the way they treat their women.

In Kenya, it has been proven over and over again that women are to be seen and not to be heard. Women vying for various seats in the upcoming general elections are complaining of violence against them, lack of funds, vulgar language used against them, lack of acceptance, high nomination fees etc.

 lf NASA wants women voters, then they should include them because they can be even better leaders. This time round, let them give women a chance at leadership. Women have vowed not to be left behind in political development of Kenya.

Veronica Onjoro

Mombasa

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