BY ARLENE AYIERA
The 2017 general elections are upcoming and many things are being discussed concerning who will take what leadership positions. A point to note is that many women have come up to vie for political seats. In the past this was not such a common happening because women were viewed as inferior and powerless. The fight for political seats and positions has been a battle that even women today have fought tooth and nail to win.
Women have stood up for themselves and presented themselves as able to lead Kenyans. In this coming general elections women have been seen to be playing major roles. They have competed equally with their male counterparts. They have done everything necessary to secure their slots in the incoming government. Some have been perceived as vocal and are able to confidently stand up for what they say in public meetings.
Despite the many challenges women face in the political arena, they have not given up. They are talking the talk and walking the walk. They have held their chin high and kept moving on to show their male counterparts and fellow women that being a leader with a voice is not only a mens’ affair but that even women can do that and even greater.