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Wambui's re-election a major boost to women representation in parliament

14 April 2014, 15:05 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Nyeri county MP, Priscillah Nyokabi has thrown her weight behind the immediate former Othaya MP, Mary Wambui, stating that she should be re-elected due to the low number of women in parliament.

Nyokabi said Othaya electorate ought to consider the factor of women representation in parliament during the mini polls scheduled for April 29.

The women representative, who joined other politicians drawn from Nyeri county to drum up support for Wambui, defended her stand noting that ‘mama is my party candidate TNA and the sole Jubilee Coalition Candidate’.

“It is important that we Othaya people stay with the ruling coalition and support it’s economic and growth agenda including in parliament,” said Nyokabi, who also noted that the national assembly had 16 women elected to represent constituencies and that Wambui's re-election would be a major boost that number.

“Mama loves people, is easy to get along with, is God fearing and prayerful and is development minded. Mama has great plans for Othaya among them women empowerment, youth empowerment, agriculture, dairy, water, roads and others,” Nyokabi added.

She claimed that Wambui had started development projects that she needed to complete citing the Othaya Level 4 hospital that has been allocated KES 272 million for completion.

During her short term in parliament, Wambui was serving in the parliamentary agricultural committee with Nyokabi stating that she was a resourceful member who advocated for subsidized farm inputs to farmers.

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