CORD leader quits politics
11 January 2016, 19:02
Nairobi - A CORD women's representative has quit politics and said she will not contest her seat come the 2017 General Elections.
Nyiva Winfried Mwendwa, a long serving political leader and first woman to be named to the Cabinet in Kenya announced Monday that she would not be contesting her.
She is 74.
Mwendwa, the wife to the late Kamba kingpin Kitili Mwendwa announced that it was time for her to concentrate on other things in her life and give others opportunities to lead.
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" I have led the way for a long time and it is now time to take a back seat and allow others to come into these positions and lead the country," she said in a statement.
" I will still avail myself to help Kenyans with advice as a senior leader as well as initiatives that will improve their lives, the Kitui County Women's representative stated.
She has been Kitui West MP thrice in her tenure as well as being a minister in her time.
She ascended to office in 2013 via CORD's Wiper Democratic Movement.
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