Wambui launches re-election bid
06 July 2016, 11:02
Nyeri - Othaya MP, Mary Wambui has launched her re-election campaigns ahead of the next general elections.
Wambui was accompanied by more than 10 women MPs who are members of the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA).
During the event held at Othaya Approved Grounds, Wambui highlighted that her development projects in the area were worth her re-election.
She said she has improved the education sector by disbursing bursary funds to vulnerable students whose academic studies were funded up to completion and also renovation of schools.
“More than 5,290 students are in school. Most of them had engaged in casual jobs due to lack of school fees but I rescued them,” she said.
She was accompanied by Nairobi Women Representative Rachel Shebesh, Sabina Chege (Murang’a), National Assembly Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso and Nominated Senator Beatrice Elachi.
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Others were Mary Emase (Teso South), Esther Gathogo (Ruiru), Alice Wahome (Kandara), Cecily Mbarire (Runyenjes) and Regina Ndambuki (Kilome) among others.
Shebesh said KEWOPA had been tasked by President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure the 16 elected MPs to represent constituencies retain their seats in coming elections and also ensure more women get elected into Parliament.
“Our President has issues of women at heart and that is why he tasked us with the duty of ensuring that we have more women in Parliament. Kindly re-elect Wambui because her record on development is clear,” she said.
The group spent the better part of the day touring multi-million projects in the constituency initiated by Wambui.
Mbarire said since the Gender Bill was not passed in Parliament, women must engage in elective politics and avoid waiting for nominations.
“We have the numbers and if we decide to support a candidate of our own we can make it. Make sure you re-elect Wambui and also elect women in other seats,” said Mbarire who is aspiring to be Embu Governor
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