- Ida Odinga and Agnes Kagure have vowed to support women politicians seeking elective positions in the August 2022 polls
- Ida affirmed her commitment to supporting women leaders saying it is time they made it to the political table and not just the menu
- Ida also challenged political parties to support women leaders seeking party tickets to vie for various posts
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Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s wife Ida Odinga and Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Agnes Kagure have promised to support women leaders in pursuit of elective positions.
Speaking to aspiring women politicians in Nairobi, Ida reiterated her commitment to having more women at the decision-making table mapping out the future of the country.
Ida challenged political parties to lead by setting the example of supporting women seeking tickets to vie for various posts.
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“Political parties must be at the forefront of supporting women leaders seeking their tickets to contest and lead in the coming election,” she explained.
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She further explained her desire to support and see more visionary women leaders have a place on Kenya’s political table, and not the menu.
It is possible
Kagure, on her part, said they are starting a movement that will envision to assure women across the country they can be leaders.
“We are out to create a movement of hope right from the grassroots that it is possible for a young woman to dream about leadership and actualise that dream. It is possible and we will do it,” declared Kagure.
She also thanked Ida for remaining steadfast in her support for women seeking political positions over the years
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“It was a pleasure engaging Mama Ida Odinga who is a steadfast champion for an accommodating leadership space for women and the youth in Kenya,” she added.
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Meanwhile, TUKO.co.ke reported Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi’s bid for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat received a boost after Ida endorsed him.
Ida said the lawmaker had proved he had all it takes to take the seat currently held by acting Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu.
“Tim is like my elder son, and he has a vision. We will ensure we support him so that he becomes the next Nairobi governor in 2022 under the ODM party ticket,” Ida said.
She drummed up support for Wanyonyi by urging Nairobi residents to support him for the county’s top seat if they needed a change in the city.
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