Kenya is one country where women have strive to hold public offices. The strive has been witnessed over the decades . Even when the constitution supports the two-third gender rule, Kenya has not managed to realize it.
The dominance of male elected leaders have ensured women have no space to meet the expectation of the constitution. In 2017 elections, Kenyans managed to elect three governors unfortunately we’ve lost Dr. Joyce Laboso.
22 women are parliamentarian in addition to the women representatives who came to office, thanks to Affirmative Action. Women have tried so heard to increse this number by campaigning and aiming at the top seat.
Well, Africa Focus media decided to come up with a reality show dubbed MS. President to see how women can compete to the top seat. The show commenced with 1000 women applying to be in the academy, a list that was narrowed down to 70.
The 70 women have been battling for the top seat and now there are five contestants who are remaining in the academy. As the show comes to an end tonight who is likely to be the president.
Will it be Mrs. Betty Adera from Nairobi County 047, Ms. Ann Waruguru Kiai from Nyeri County-019, Ms. Irene Mayaka , county 046, Ms. Nerea Oketch, Homabay county- 043 and Harun Mohammed from Garissa County-006?
The contestants were trained on diffferent dimensions of leadership. The have been taking task challenges and last week they had a presidential debate where they aired their responses regarding all question that were raised.
Is Kenya ready for a female president? Let’s find out tonight at KTN, as they unveil MS. President.