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Women unhappy with Kabogo's comments

28 January 2014, 10:31

Nairobi - Women rights advocates expressed outrage at Kiambu governor, William Kobogo, after saying that unmarried women should not take up leadership roles.

Legal expert, Ruth Aura, from the Federation of Women Lawyers, castigated the governor over his remarks terming them as “unfortunate and backward.”

“His statement was very unfortunate, careless and disparaging. It is disrespectful for honorable Kabogo to bring out such public statements against the person of a single woman,” she said.

Her sentiments came on the heels of Kabogo alleging that the current leadership problems bedeviling women in various leadership positions in the country arose from the fact that most of them were unmarried.

Kabogo insisted that for one to survive effectively in a leadership position without scandals, it was mandatory to ensure that one was married and in a position to take care of her family.

He further added that he would push for the marriage idea to be a requirement for women contesting leadership position.

Kabogo is arguably one of the most controversial governors in the country with his antics keeping him on the public limelight occasionally

There have been lots of demonstrations in Kiambu County following introduction of various taxes that locals opposed bitterly.

The recent remarks by the governor have only kept tongues wagging.

– CAJ News


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