By Brighton Makori.
Kisii 4 Oct 2020 ………………… The Gusii community and the country at large has been called to embrace Women leadership to avoid being in a scenario where parliament needs to be dissolved for failing to implement two third gender rule.
A lobby group from Kisii county titled Sons of Mama 045 have noted with concern that the community has been lagging behind in terms of embracing Women Leadership hence failure to elect them into different political offices.
Led by Daudi Abuya, chairperson to the group , they ask the community to start giving equal political space to women so that they can be elected to various positions , the factor which will help the country from getting into a scenario which calls for dissolving parliament.
Mr Abuya added that Chief Justice David Maraga’s advisory to the president to dissolve parliament for failure to meet the two thirds gender rule to be a wakening call for Omogusii .
“This group of young people we are passionately about women leadership in our community, for every long time omogusii community have looked down upon women in terms of elective positions , let us embrace women leadership and give them equal opportunity” noted Abuya adding that world over , women who that have been entrusted with power they have really dedicated themselves towards transformative leadership.
At the same time they challenged women to come out and compete with Men after it emerged most of the women shy from competing with men in elective posts.
“ We call them to come out and vie for elective posts so that they can get an equal opportunity of being elected to parliament , it’s possible that women can be elected to any elective post,” says Obuya noting that the ratio of women who compete against men in elective politics is 1:10 .
Polycarp Maroko organizing secretary welcomed the chairman’s sentiments adding that it is time for civilization to take root and it’s time to follow the constitution on gender equality and it’s high time for the women to come out and vie from elective seats.
“It has been hard for the implementation of the constitution to implement two thirds gender rule when women are not taking part on elective positions, we are calling them to take the opportunity that civilization is upon us and also take chance of elective positions,” says Maroko
They also said that it’s high time the community should start electing leaders based on their Manifesto and stop promoting gender discrimination.
The Gusii community has never elected women in any elective post the introduction of the new c constitution which introduced women representative seats.
It has emerged that Female aspirants in Kisii County, the age-old obstacle of patriarchy, skewed party nominations and lack of finances it continues to hamper their quest to ascend to power during elections .