Was listening to this debate and am quite frazzled. 50 minutes into the debate and we are still talking maternity care and what not. These people are totally in the dark. Good grief, these ladies are being programmed to take a subservient role in parliament whereas they were being empowered to come in at the level of a governor or senator.
Right from the get go, it is clear that these guys have no clue what their role is
Shebesh even claims that its IEBC to blame but that is more ridiculous
The onus is on political parties to educate and tell their candidates what their role is going to be in the various posts and whether they think they are up to the task.
Secondly its parliament that was charged with task of defining with clarity the various arms of national and county governments, they didn’t do it, and that’s why people including the candidates are quite in the dark
Would like to remind these ladies that they are Woman Rep NOT women’s rep. They are not representing the women in the county. They are elected officials exactly the same as senator and MP to represent the entire county, the only difference here being that their position is reserved for a female, but they are no different from any other MP or Senator. this is actually a very big post since they are basically like their counterpart the Senator who is basically the “MP” for the county.
What is this they are discussing about “what does the nairobi woman need” aiish, isn’t that going to be the work of the select committees and ministry that will deal with special interest groups and marginalised representation.
These guys are being set off on a wild goose chase and are going to set the wrong trend in parliament
Am not even sure they know what their role is
These guys need to look at page 14 and 15 of IEBC’s handbook of Elective positions
The moderator for that program just simply got onto the wrong boat and took her passengers down the wrong route with her
If the elite and more informed Nairobi Woman Rep doesn’t get it, what hope does the rural woman have especially from the more pronounced patriarchal communities