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Kilifi women ready for elections

25 October 2012, 13:13 Alloys Musyoka

Women in Kilifi County have said that they are ready to win one third of the political provisions provided in the New Constitution during the forthcoming general elections.

The chairperson of the Kilifi County Women Development Forum (KICOPAF),  Lina Buni, said that 20 of their members are already vying for different political positions in the region. According to her, the group has been preparing the female aspirants to win the elections through one-to-one discussions.

Addressing the locals during a forum on how to develop Malindi as a tourist town, Buni said that their strategy is sufficient to meet their target of wining the elections and secure the one third majority vote as provided by the constitution of Kenya.

"We have met all women leaders vying for political posts in Kilifi county and we are ready because our strategy is mainly to win the election come 2013," she explained.

She added that, they have gone up to 20 female aspirants, which is above the required number of women allowed to vie for seats according to the constitution. According to her,this  is great success since they have exceeded the constitutional provision for 18 seats to female contestants.

"This is a big achievement since other counties lack enough women to represent the required political positions come the general elections," she remarked.

Naomi Cidi Kumbatha, a Kilifi county senate aspirant, also expressed optimism and commended their unstoppable plans by noting that they will automatically win.

The former Kenya Airports Authority deputy managing director also added that women have agreed not to allow their personal interests to ruin their success during the general elections.

"We have agreed that in any political post, only one woman will contest in order to avoid waste of votes and that is one of the many strategies we have put in place," she explained.

The women leaders also said that they are discussing how to woe men to support their political interests and subsequently ease the tough competition expected from them.

She further added that men should not be worried by women’s involvement in politics since they will only go for the chances  provided to them by the constitution, but should instead support women in their bid.

Kumbatha called on youths to shun leaders who may use them  to cause violence saying that the only way to solve the problems experienced at the Coast is by electing people-minded leaders who are ready to serve them.

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