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Kenyans Make History, Elect More Women As Governors

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The streets of Kenya are filled with jubilations as more women got elected as governors to run the affairs of their counties.

According to the Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), at least seven women have been elected as governors, in the August 9 election held across the country. This is considered a huge improvement from the previous record of 2017, when three females were elected.

In 2010, a constitutional reform called the “two-third rule” was introduced in Kenya to enable more women get into leadership positions, so far it has not yielded much fruits.

Women are always attacked whenever they try to campaign for elective positions.

The seven women include:
Fatuma Achani (Kwale county), Cecily Mbarire (Emby county), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay county) are the women who made history as first female governors in their counties.

Others are Anne Waiguru, (Kirinyaga County), Wavinya Ndeti (Machakos County), Susan Kihika (Nakuru County) and Kawira Mwangaza who won as an independent candidate in Meru County.

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